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Special Edition . . 



Welcome Freshmen And Coeds ! 



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VOL. LII 



IvONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 1976 



NO. 1 



LONGWOOD OFFERS . . . 




SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE 



Dear 

Longwood . 



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Let me add to the numerous words of welcome — 
to the freshmen and transfers as they begin the ex- 
perience of Longwood College, and to upperclassmen 
as they return to continue that experience. 

Open yourself — to be excited, to be depressed, to 
be made to wonder why, and to be made aware that 
answers must be sought after rather than waited for. 
There are a lot of good things at Longwood, and people 
are generally willing to discuss. Don't let apathetic 
students and faculty influence you. If you want 
something — ask for it and be willing to defend 
yourself. Keep yourself open and always be ready to 
ask why — there won't always be straightforward ans- 
wers, but you will have made an impression by per- 
sisting. Changes will never come unless and until 
students work for them. Be open, for one-sided 
discussions accomplish nothing. Don't take "we're 
looking into it" for a final answer, and don't assume 
that something obvious to you is obvious to other 
students and the administration. 

With the introduction of journalism to Longwood 
College, the Rotunda can practice what it preaches. It 
is a newspaper for the students and is controlled by the 
students. There are few barriers to confront those who 
have something to say: slander and anonymity are 
basically the only untolerated concepts. Last semester 
a special issue was presented concerning student legal 
rights, and special features will be continued this year. 
A student newspaper should of course report school 
sponsored events. It must, however, realize that the 
world is a much larger place than Farmville, and it 
must also present information pertaining to the lives of 
its readers. It is in this context that special research 
will be presented concerning birth control, abortion, 
venereal disease, suicide, and anything else that 
Longwood is interested in. The Rotunda's concern is 
not a moral one — the only objective is to present 
symptons, preventative measures and perhaps ad- 
dresses of free clinics so that should an issue be of 
particular concern to an individual, she or he will have 
some idea of what to expect and what to do about it. 
Too many have closed their eyes and ears for too long 
to matters that a decade ago were not openly 
discussed. College students are faced with situations 
that require adult decisions, and without some 
guidelines these situations can get out of hand. They 
are not uncommon — just not openly discussed. It is 
my hope that students, faculty, and administration will 
let the Rotunda serve as a sounding board. Suggest. 
Complain. Wonder. Let's open Longwood to the world. 

Ellen Cassada, Editor 



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Have We Got 
A Month 
For You! 



Date 


Event 


Admission 


Time 


Place 


Aug. 31 


Film — "Robin Hood" 


Free 


8 p.m. and 10 
p.m. 


Gold Room 


Sept. 3 


Mixer — The Andrew 


L.C. Student free 


8 p.m. — 


Her Field 




Lewis Band 


Guests $1 


12 p.m. 


(Lankford) 




bring ID 








Sept. 4 


Wheels 


75c 


10 a.m. — 
4 p.m. 


Goodwin Lake 


Sept. 9 


Coffeehouse featuring 
Steve Hudson 


Free 


8 p.m. — 
10 p.m. 


Snack Bar 


Sept. 10 


Coffeehouse featuring 
Steve Hudson 


Free 


3-5 p.m. 


Snack Bar 


Sept. 11 


Coffeehouse featuring 
Steve Hudson 


Free 


8-10 p.m. 


Snack Bar 


Sept. 16 


Mini Concert — 
Tom Chapin 


Free 


8-10 p.m. 


Lankford 

Mall 

(Gold Room) 



A Letter From CHI 



Dear Qass of 1980: enjoyable one. Many of you have 

CHI of 1977 welcomes you to ^^^^d the name CHI or rumors 

Longwood in hopes that your first ^^0"* the organization but still do 

year and every year will be an "o* ^ow what it is or why it 



The first ROTUNDA stoff 

meeting will be held Monday 
September 6 at 5:00 pm in the 
ROTUNDA office 

(Basement Lankford). 

We need reporters, typists, 
photographers, etc.! 



Come and make your 
opinion known! 



exists. The Handbook defines 
CHI's purpose as an organization 
which strives "to promote and 
maintain a spirit of cooperation 
among students in every phase of 
college life", but it is also an 
ideal, reached through 
Scholarship, Leadership, 
Character and Honor. 

Each year the members of CHI 
attempt to improve the spirit of 
cooperation within the student 
body. In past years this has l)een 
done through letters, candles, 
commendations and gifts to the 
college. CHI of 1976 expanded the 
tradition by sponsoring a 
symposium, on a subject which 
they felt was beneficial to the 
student body. 

CHI of 19T7 hopes to continue 
many of these traditions and 
perhaps start a few new ones. But 
remember, it is impossible for 
these few to achieve an ideal so 
high. The heart of CHI and its 
ideal is seen in those who seek its 
real purpose. 

Have a Good Year 




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VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1976 



NO. 2 



Jrs. & Srs. Featured In Opening Activities 




Eventful Week For Seniors Includes 
Senior Capping And Convocation 



Above: Brother Gerard Von-Hagel and Dr. Carolyn Wells lead the 
processional of faculty and seniors into convocation. Below: Juniors 
and Little Sisters assemble in the Sunken Gardens for Ring Ceremony. 






By LISA SMITH 

Last week was an eventful one 
for the seniors of lx)ngwood 
College. On September 7, at 7:00 
p.m. Longwood students filed into 
.larman Auditorium to officially 
become the seniors and the 
graduating class of 1977. On 
September 9, at 1:00 p.m. the 
seniors went to Jarman again for 
Convocation — this time in a 
more serious atmosphere. 

In the traditional capping 
event, Kathy Riggins, senior 
class President, welcomed the 
class of '77 on "finally reaching 
the peak of our career." With the 
recognition of class officers and 
the senior class sponsor, Mrs. 
Parrish, Kathy then introduced 
President Henry I. Willett as the 
guest speaker. He spoke of how 
people will invest the time and 



money to go to college but at the 
same time get overly concerned 
with placement records. Dr. 
Willett reassures students that 
there "will be job opportunities 
available for good people." He 
also advised students "after 
having thought through what you 
want to do then stick with it." 
This sound advice can eliminate 
tension and stress from many 
undecided college students and 
make for a more pleasurable 
college experience. 

The little sisters and brothers 
then rose and placed the caps on 
their big sisters and brothers, 
thus recognizing the seniors of 
'77. After capping, the 
sophomores gave their sister 
class a reception in the Gold 
Room, which included a song of 




Administration and guest speakers watch the class of 1977 enter 
Jarman. 



their own making. 

Presiding at Convocation was 
President Henry 1. Willett with 
the Invocation by Brother Gerard 
Von - Hagel. Dean Wells 
recognized the Longwood 
Scholars, which included thirteen 
girls from the freshman and 
sophomore classes, and she 
announced the new Nel Anderson 
Sprague Scholarship to be given 
to a freshman writing the best 
composition. The student will 
receive $100 for his/her 
achievement. 

Kathy Riggins introduced the 
guest speaker, Dr. Robert R. 
Ramsey, Jr., the Secretary of 
Education for the Common- 
wealth of Virginia. Dr. 
Ramsey gave a thought 
provoking and challenging 
speech. He recalled his first 
convocation as a freshman and 
the excitement that went with it. 
It is a time when we mu.st look 
ahead and think about the future. 
There are many challenges 
ahead yet much growth. And 
while many are in an "identity 
crisis" and looking for a ".self- 
definition" the possibility of 
anyone telling each individual 
what his identity might be is out 
of the question. We must seek our 
own and find the identity that 
suits us best. 

Dr. Ramsey pointed out that 
Ix)ngwood had responded to the 
challenges of the new life style 
and had kept in mind excellence 
and high standards in facing 
these challenges. 

A highlight of the event came 
when President Willett 
announced that the dining hall 
would be named after Dr. 
Herbert R. Blackwell. This was 
received by a standing ovation 
from the audience. 



Annual Ring Ceremony Held On Sept. 9 
With A Ring Dance Highlighting Event 



B> DONNA HASKY 

On Thursday, September 9, 
Longwood Juniors received their 
college rings at the annual Ring 
Ceremony. A new touch was 
added to the occasion this year, 
with a banquet for the Juniors 
and their Little Sisters before the 
ceremony. 

Dr. Eleanor Bobbitt was the 
guest speaker for the ceremony, 
which was held in the Sunken 
Gardens. Part of her message 
included an original poem 
entitled "If Longwood Could 
Speak-What Would It Say?" Dr. 
Bobbitt went on to speak about 
what Longwood means in terms 



of honesty, integrity, friendship, 
scholarship, and leadership. 

After receiving their ring, each 
Junior then presented their Little 
Sister with a white candle. 

To further celebrate, 
approximately 90 couples 
attended the Ring Dance 
Saturday night in the Gold Room. 
The band for the semi-formal 
event was "Cold Duck", which 
also played here last year for a 
mixer. 

Commenting on the success of 
the Ring Ceremony and Dance, 
Ring Committee Chairman Sue 
Rama said, "I think the 
ceremony went very well and 
that everyone that attended got 



something from the message. 
The band was terrific and I think 
everyone had a really good time. 
We had a lot of support— both in 
the dance turnout and from those 
that helped work at the door and 
with the refreshments." 

The Ring Committee has 
worked on plans for the 
ceremony and dance since 
October of last year. They were 
also responsible for interviewing 
and selecting a ring company and 
helping with ring orders. 
Members of the committee were 
Sue Rama, chairman, Liz 
Barch, Terry Donohue, Sally 
Hoffmaster, Ginger House and 
Sara Jo Wyatt. 





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Guest speaker Dr. Bobbitt, Sue Rama, Rosalind Crenshaw and 
Mrs. Price at opening of Ring Ceremony. 



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Page 2 THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday. September 14, 1976 Commentary 



Utilization? 
Demand It, 



Common sense dictates that in order for any group 
or event to be worthwhile, it must be used to its fullest 
capacity. Anything if left dormant will become useless, 
and any ideas if not pursued will be forgotten. 

The Press Conference is a prime example. Unless 
students attend it ready with questions and gripes, it 
will serve no other purpose than to give free cokes and 
cookies. Only when problems are repeated over and 
over will any solutions come. Everybody has a com- 
plaint or suggestion about something, and a press 
conference is the place to air it. Only when the ad- 
ministration is pumped for action will improvements 
be made. In using the press conference to its fullest 
capacity, go prepared to ask questions and to justify 
your complaints. Don't let anyone pass the buck to 
someone who is not there. Demand at least an ex- 
planation as to why something was or was not done. Be 
specific and don't accept run-around answers. When 
an issue is brought up that has no immediate solution, 
expect some answer within the next week or ask why. 
Don't leave the press conference without some feeling 
of accomplishment or frustration. Point out issues that 
need attention — put the administration to work. 

The Student Counselors is an organization with high 
potential but yet not used to its fullest capacity. It is 
made up of students whose primary aim is to assist a 
student being investigated. These people are 
Longwood's version of a lawyer and can be present 
during an investigation and trial. Judicial Board, 
during its preliminary investigation, tells the student 
about the counselors and advises them to use one. The 
investigation is then halted until a counselor arrives to 
be with the student involved if she so wishes. Student 
counselors are a shoulder to cry on, a sounding board, 
a friend, and a defense lawyer during a trial. Whether 
the decision made is for or against the student, at least 
someone was there to help and care. Judicial Board is 
to be congratulated for its use of the counselors. 
Residence Board, however, never calls on them. Even 
though its investigations and trials are not as serious in 
nature as Judicial Board, they are still trials, and 
students being investigated have a right to a counselor. 
Why then, does Residence Board not advise the student 
about them? What justification is there for not using 
them? None. Student counselors are here to be used — 
at any hour of the day or night. They are here to help 
anyone in trouble. They offer no threat to the Board, 
but offer assistance to the student. Supposedly 
anything that is for a student's good should be fully 
utilized. Evidently Residence Board feels differently. 
In justifying the existence of any event or group, it 
must be shown that it is fully utilized and serves a 
purpose. Whether at a press conference or with 
counselors, unless students know about it and put it to 
use for themselves, it becomes nothing more than a 
name. 



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EXPRESS YOURSELF- 

WRITE A 
LETTER TO THE EDITOR" 



Alt letters must be signed and 

tent to The ROTUNDA, 
Box 1133 by 12 noon Fridays. 

COMPLAINi SU6GESTI UTILIZE! 



After Two Weeks Of Minority Life, 
The Freshmen Male Students Speak Out 



By THOMAS HAWKE 

It's been close to 2 weeks now 
since the first male resident 
students arrived at Longwood to 
start the first "Era" of the 
outnumbered but 
overwhelmingly haf^y resident 
males. In this smaU period of 2 
weeks the Lmgwood males have 
become immune to the Hampden- 
Sydney boys cluttering up the 
wall, and listening to these 
college students (?) welcome us 
with their free phone calls at 2 in 
the morning. I can also say that 
Longwood males have formed 
many opinions of the college, 
some extending from the far 
right to a little left of center. But 
it seems that most of the male 
opinions I have encountered have 
been roughly middle of the 
roaders. 

Andy Pittard, a music major, 
conunented, "For a school this 
size they really have a fantastic 
music department. I'm really 
impressed overall with the 
faculty. They give you the feeling 
that they're there so you can 
learn, not so they can teach and 
leave like some of the greater 
populated universities." 

When he was asked to respond 
on the issue of males at an all 



female school he said, "It's aU 
right! I consider it a challenge." 

Why he stopped with the word 
challenge, I haven't the slightest. 
I'm under the impression he used 
the word with academics in mind. 

Walter Hughes was asked the 
same question but his response 
was slightly different. "I don't 
really know what I think of the 
idea, guys at an all girl school 
that is. I just know that most of 
the girls are friendly when you 
talk to them and most of them are 
happy to have males at 
Longwood. But it seems that they 
keep catrhing us coming out of 
the showers on First Floor 
TABB." 

Yes, right now for the time 
being it seems the main idea 
running through the average 
guy's head is 20:1, 20:1! They're 
really not concerned with the 
social activities that most of the 
student population is involved in. 
Activities such as Tri Sigma, 
Alpha Gamma Delta and other 
activities that only students that 
ire' beardless (meaning they can't 
grow one) and small footed can 
get into. However, you'll find that 
any opportunity that arises 
where a male can be involved, 
one is usually present and willing 



to participate. 

Well, with everything running 
so smoothly and the guys getting 
settled into their new way of life 
with no complaints, everything 
must be working out. Almost. It 
has come to my attention and I 
agree, that when Longwood 
accepted the first male student 
they must have slightly over 
looked the stunning reality that 
they had also accepted his 
appetite. I'm sure I don't have to 
stress the fact that males 
"devour" more food than the 
average female because the guy 
is (don't get on your high horses 
P.E. majors) naturally more 
active, therefore requiring more 
energy to bum. 

This overall seems to be our 
only gripe. The situation has 
become critical and embarr- 
assing when we have left the 
dining hall and walk into a group 
of girls with our stomachs 
growling and have one say, "Why 
don't you go eat?" 

Seriously now, overlooking the 
slight need for food, I can say that 
the majority of the minority are 
impressed with Longwood as a 
school and are happy they made 
the choice they did. 



Maxey, Burgwyn And Day Chosen 
As New Geist Members At Tapping 



By SANDY HAGA 

Geist, an honorary society for 
juniors and seniors, tapped three 
new members on September 7. 
The group's most evident 
function is the sponsoring of 
Oktoberfest, which will be 
October 15-16 this year. 



Michelle Neal opened the 
ceremony with the reading of the 
poem "Stopping by Woods on a 
Snowy Evening," by Robert 
Frost. The main speaker was 
Mrs. Cada Parrish, a math 
professor and sponsor of the 
Alpha Lamba Delta chapter at 
Longwood. Mrs. Parrish pointed 



THE BOTUNDA.^^ 




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EDITOR 

Ellen Cassada 

BUSINESS MANAGER 

Sally Graham 

FEATURE WRITER 

Anne Carter Stephens 

SPORTS EDITOR 

Debbie Northern 

HEADLINES 

Maureen Hanley 
Anne Carter Stephens 




CIRCULATION 

Lexie McVey 

ADVERTISING 

Betty Vaughan 
Debbie Campbell 

TYPISTS 

Wanda Blount 
Margaret Hammersley 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

eeClemmer LoriFellandl 
George Bennett Liz Phelp^ 



REPORTERS: Jo Leill, Lisa Smith, Donna 
Hasky, Thomas Hawke, Sandy Haga, Anita 
RivardySheryle Smith, Karen Shelton, Anita 
Crutchfield, Debbie Northern, Dianne Har- 
wood. Storm Topping, Maureen Hanley, Mary 
Louise Parris, Margaret Hammersley 

Publishtd wMkly during the colltfl* year axcapt during holidays and axamination 
periods by the students of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. 

Represented for national advertising by National Education Advertising Services, 
Inc. Printed by The Farmville Herald. 

All letters to the editor and articles must be turned in to THE ROTUNDA aHlce by 
Friday night preceding the Wednesday they are to be published. Exco^Nwis will be 
determined by the editor. 

Opinions expressed are those ot the weekly editorial board and its columnists and do 
not necessarily reflect tlie views of the student body or the administration. 



out that Geist is an honor 
organization which is based on 
three criteria: Scholarship, 
Leadership, and Service. She also 
stressed the importance of 
individual contributions, and 
support of leaders. It was also 
suggested that students give 
things a chance before they 
complain. Mrs. Parrish pointed 
out that progress is not made 
without change. 

Following Mrs. Parrish's 
speech, three candles 
representing humility, integrity, 
and intelligence were lit. Next 
Ellen Cassada announced the 
recognition of new members. 
Former members tapped Linda 
Maxey, Emily Burgwyn, and 
Mabel Day. 

Linda Maxey is a senior from 
Scottsville, Virginia, majoring in 
Home Economics. She is a 
member of Zeta Tau Alpha 
sorority and Kappa Omicron Phi. 
Linda has worked as a Colleague 
and Student Assistant. 

Emily Burgwyn is a senior 
from Richmond, majoring in 
Physical Education and 
Recreation. She has played on the 
JV tennis team, has served on 
Residence Board, and has been 
active in Oktoberfest skits. Emily 
is also a member of the Newman 
Club Folk Group, Alpha Gamma 
Delta, and Delta Psi Kappa. She 
is presently serving as vice- 
chairman of Legislative Board. 
Emily was a Festmeister and a 
Colleague. 

Mabel Day, a senior from 
Burkeville, Virginia, is majoring 
in Physical Education. She is a 
member of the Afro-American 
Alliance and Delta Psi Kappa. 
Mabel is presently serving as 
president of the Intramural 
Activities Association. 

Sandy Maloney closed the 
tapping ceremony with a 
challenge for everyone present, 
"Live each day to its fullest; you 
will not pass this way again." 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, September 14, 1976 



Various Changes — Good And Bad- 
Stem From New Dinning System 



With the coming of the male 
population to Longwood College, 
many traditions have been 
abolished in the name of 
progress. The family style dining 
arrangement is one such 
tradition that has fallen prey to 
this thing called progress. 

The new dining hall procedures 
include the expanded meal-hour 
which enables students to eat 
when they wish and provides 
seating for a greater amount of 
students. Students now have 
more flexible class schedules 
because of the new method. 

However, the entire concept of 
family style dining has changed. 
In years past, mealtime was one 
part of the day when everyone 
could be together and relax; now, 
the atmosphere is a mixture of 
tension and chaos. Students can 
no longer enter the dining hall 
with less than a group of five and 
expect to be seated together. 
Even with a larger group there is 
no guarantee that they will 
remain together. The procedure 
of checking identification cards 
has caused some ill feelings. The 
rule that no one may enter 
without their I. D. card, even 
when the hostess is positive the 
person is a student has caused 
problems of students going 



without their meal. Also this 
process of I. D. checking and 
seating increases the length of 
time the students remain in line. 
Before, students were allowed 
to remove some foods from the 
dining area. Th(»e days are gone 
and the only plausible 
explanation is the fact that ARA 
Slater is losing money. And if 
enough money is lost, the cost of 
tuition will rise. One may ask 
why are they losing money; the 
answer is that the choice of two 
entres is resulting in a waste of 
food. 

From the waitress' point of 
view, this new arrangement has 
resulted in longer hours in the 
cafeteria; less time to devote to 
the academic side of college, and 
with no noticeable increase in 
pay. There is more time wasted 
in the waiting to serve the 
students than necessary. And 
tjiose waitresses assigned to 
reset tables, do so without extra 
pay. 

The hostesses are forced to 
neglect their main duties and 
concern themselves with the 
seating of the students. 
Moreover, in the past, many 
waitresses and hostesses alike 
were known for their 
friendliness. Now, there are 



seldom anything but complaints 
about the general attitude of all 
dining hall personnel. Most 
students understand the 
situation, but that makes it no 
easier to live with. 

After talking with a number of 
students and waitresses, a list of 
possibilities for improving the 
dining hall procedures has been 
offered. If continuous seating is 
to continue, then the concept of 
family style seating should give 
way to complete buffet. 
Waitresses should be assigned to 
consistent work shifts and 
regular tables whenever 
possible. To further reduce the 
problems at dinner, the choice of 
menu should be deleted. And if 
the working conditions were 
improved (i.e. less time in the 
dining hall) more students would 
be willing to work as waiters and 
waitresses. 

If our established practice of 
dining must change in the name 
of progress, then let it be done 
efficiently. There are no half-in- 
half measures to follow. Either 
return to complete family style 
arrangements or go to buffet 
totally — but do so with the 
approval of the majority of 
people involved — the students. 
After all, what else is the dining 
hall concerned with? 



Internationally Known Bradley Fields To 
Conduct ''Tricky'' Workshop And Show 



Magician Bradley Fields is 
scheduled to appear at Longwood 
on Tuesday, September 21. 




Tuesday afternoon Mr. Fields 
will conduct a workshop in the C 
Room in Lankford. The time will 
be 3:00 p.m., and it will be free. 
Mr. Fields will perform Tuesday 
evening at 8:00 in Jarman 
auditorium. Admission for 
Longwood students will be $1, and 
guest admission will be $2. 

Bradley Fields gives the art of 
illusion a new dimension. 
Whether performing his original 
fantasies or presenting such 
classics as "Levitation" and the 
"Indian Basket Mystery," he 
restores the sense of wonder and 
poetry to magic. 

With inimitable style and 
artistry he creatres imaginary 
comers in space from which 
objects appear and disappers. 
Handkerchiefs come alive and 
bird cages melt into thin air. 

"Magic should be a thing of 
beauty, mystery and 
wonderment, an art with 
aesthetic principles". . .says 



illusionist Bradley Fields, who in 
only twenty four years has 
accomplished a feat worthy of his 
own magical talents. Performing 
across the U. S. in clubs and 
universities, he gained 
international recognition touring 
England, France and Italy. 
Fields studied Mime in Paris 
with Etienne DeCroux and blends 
this ancient art with his illusions. 
He appeared in concerts with 
Sean Phillips, David Bromberg, 
Seals and Crofts, was the first 
magician to play Washington's, 
The Cellar Door. He recently 
completed a Special for French 
television "Les Cercles 
Magiques." 



In support of the upcoming 
political week, the S-UN urges 
you to attend "All the 
President's Men" beginning 
Wednesday at the State 
Theater — 



Clifford Earl, Virginian Sculptor 
To Conduct A Lecture Seminar 



Clifford Earl, a Virginia-based 
sculptor who enjoys national 
recognition, will conduct a 
lecture-demonstration here Mon- 
day, September 20. 

Earl's appearance was 
announced by I.E. Dent, 
president of the Coitral Chapter 
of the Virginia Museum, and 
Barbara L. Bishop, chainnan of 
the Art Department at Longwood 
College, local sponsors for the 
event. His program is related to 
the exhibition, "Idea into Image 
Sculpture," which is currently 
touring the state aboard a 
Virginia Museum Artmobile. The 



exhibition will be seen in this 
area September 20-23 at the 
Farmville topping Caiter. 

The artist's program will deal 
with wood sculpture 

construction, assembly and 
design. He uses a band saw as a 
tool for direct carving of wood as 
the participant observes the 
creation from the first to the final 
or near-final stages. 

Earl attended the Ringling 
School of Art in Florida, the 
University of North Carolina, and 
received his B.F.A. in scul^ure 
from Virginia Commonwealth 
University. His teaching 
experience includes elementary 



schools, Richard Bland College, 
the North Carolina School of Arts 
in Winston-Salem, and the Jewish 
Community Cento* in Richmond. 

He has won numerous awards 
throughout Virginia, Florida, 
New York, North Carolina and 
South Carolina. In additicm, one 
of Earl's fanciful airplane 
creations was selected for 
inclusion in the new Smithsonian 
Air Space Museum in 
Washington, D.C. 

Earl's program will be held on 
the lawn of Bedford Art Building 
at Longwood College beginning at 
3 p.m. The public is cordially 
invited to attend. 




Tom Chapin To Appear 
In Outdoor Concert 

Thursday, September 16 is the date that the Student Union has 
reserved for an outdoor concert by Tom Chapin. The concert, from 
eight till ten p.m. will be on Lankford Mall, and will be free. 

Tom Chapin, a native Brooklyner, is the brother of the famed 
Harry Chapin. Tom's musical career began in his high school days 
when he and his brothers and father combined talents and 
produced the band The Chapin Brothers. Tom has played with both 
of his brothers, Stev*> and Harry, respectively, and has also played 
with Mt. Airy. In television, Tom was the star of the children's 
program, "Make A Wish." 

At the present, Tom's ultimate concern is to play on his own, and 
to make a name for himself. In a recent interview, Tom comments 
that he "is working to establish himself as an individual per- 
former." He has had, and is booked for several coffeehouse 
engagements, yet he is anxious to do some long concerts. 

Tom has written a number of extremely interesting songs of his 
own. "Sorrow Takes a Bow" is a beautiful ballad written about a 
friend's marriage breaking up. That song, like many others of his, 
shows a great deal of creativity, emotion and sensitivity. His range 
of songs are from light, humorous tunes that invite audience 
participation to his more serious songs. His show is well organized, 
varied and smooth, complimented by his enthusiasm on and off 
stage. 

Commenting about writing, Tom explains, "I see the only way 
to stay sane is to keep on writing. It never hurts to keep writing and 
that's what I'm trying to do now." 

Legislative Board Holds 
First Regular Meeting 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

The first meeting of Legislative 
Board was held Monday, 
September 6 in the Reading 
Rooms of Lankford at 7:00. After 
old business, Elaine Snead 
reminded the representatives 
that the Student Activities Fees 
Committee is taking requests for 
additional funds from the various 
organizations on campus. Mary 
Bruce Hazelgrove, chairman of 
Orientation, asked about the 
possibilities of the Student 
Assistants receiving money as 
the Colleagues and Orientation 
Leaders do, in order to help them 
prepare for Orientation. Elaine 
answered that this would have to 
come in the form of a request 
before Student Activities Fees 
Committee. 

Dr. Gussett talked about the 
Leadership Seminar to be 
conducted by Dean Swann and 
Ms. Nicholaus for the next nine 
weeks. This seminar is for those 
interested in activities and 
discussions to develop leadership 
qualities. Emily Burgwyn said 
about the Leadership Seminar, "I 
think it's going to be great aB a 



growth thing." She went on to add 
that the seminar would not be for 
credit, which might turn a lot of 
people off, but there should be a 
lot of conunitment and dedication 
on the part of students 
participating in the seminar. Tlie 
first Leadership Seminar will 
meet Wed., Sept. 15 from 4:30- 
5:45. 

It was decided that a press 
conference with President Willett 
will be held during the third week 
of September. Watch for further 
details. There was also some 
discussion about summer school 
and Sue DeLong asked about the 
possibility of a three week short 
session in May. 

Legislative Board meetings 
deal with the affairs of the 
student body. The meetings are 
always open and anyone is 
welcome to come and air their 
views or just listen. Meetings are 
at 7:00 on Monday nights at 
different locations around 
campus. Lists of these locations 
are posted on bulletin boards in 
the dorms. The next meeting wlU 
be held on Sept. 13 in Frendi 
Dorm Parlor. 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday. September 14, 1976 



Venereal Disease: What You 



No One Is Immune To V.D. 
For It Can Infect Anyone 



Anyone can catch VD. Even the 
"Nice girl" down the street. No 
one is immune to VD and a 
person can be infected again and 
again. 

Perhaps you can pick the 
victims. John, who's been in 
trouble with the law; Susie, 
known as promiscuous; Manuel, 
who is poor; Patty, who lives in a 
slum. Don't be too sure. It's just 
as likely that George, the quiet 
honor student may he affected; 
or Karen, who drank too much 
and went to bed with a blind date. 
Or Martha; faithful to her steady 
boyfriend, she is unaware that he 
is not faithful to her. Because 
there are no outward signs of VD 
(venereal disease) a person 
never finds out he has been 
infected until it's too late. 

Today, the United States is in 
the middle of an epidemic of 
venereal disease. Gonorrhea, one 
of the venerea! diseases, is the 
most frequently reported 
communicable diseases. 
Together with syphilis, 
gonorrhea's more widely 
publicized but much rarer cousin, 
they are outranked in incidence 
only by the common cold, and 
ranks as a major killer among 
communicable diseases. The 
number of cases of VD each year 
exceeds those of strep throat, 
scarlet fever, measles, mumps, 
hepatitis and tuberculosis 
combined. 

Because of their mode of 
transportation, syphilis and 
gonorrhea are hush-hush 
diseases. No one will admit the 
"nice" boys and girls can and do 
develop VD. He doesn't mind 
telling you he has a cold or some 
other contageous disease, but VD 
IS another matter because it's 
associated with sex. He keeps the 
fact that he may be carrying the 
disease to himself, avoiding 
treatment and infecting other 
people with whom he has sex. 

After six years of "silent" 
epidemic, it now strikes an 
estimated one out of six 
women. If untreated, it can cause 
sterility, arthritis, insanity 
paralysis or blindness, even 



death. Yet many of its victims 
don't even know they're infected. 
Today, the cure for all venereal 
diseases is quite simple. All that 
is required is a series of penicillin 
shots. These can be given at 
public health clinics or discretely 
by a doctor. If you think you may 
be infected get help immediately. 
The life you save may be your 
own. 



VENEREAL DISEASE RATES: 
A BREAKDOWN BY STATES 

Reported case rates 
per 100,000 of population. 



State 


Gonorrhea 


Syphilis 


ALABAMA 


258.3 


4.8 


ALASKA 


913.7 


8.S 


ARIZONA 


255.7 


14.0 


ARKANSAS 


400.? 


17.0 


CALIFORNIA 


500.3 


14.1 


COLORADO 


227.6 


i.7 


CONNECTICUT 


213.8 


7.2 


DELAWARE 


283.9 


11.8 


FLORIDA 


391.1 


24.4 


GEORGIA 


599.7 


32.4 


HAWAII 


200.3 


3.2 


IDAHO 


208.5 


0.6 


ILLINOIS 


4402 


8.8 


INblANA 


154.9 


6.7 


lOWA 


199.4 


0.5 


KANSAS 


283.1 


3.0 


KENTUCKY 


183.4 


9.4 


LOUISIANA 


337.0 


207 


MAINE 


111.8 


1.0 


MARYLAND 


372.5 


125 


MASSACHUSETTS 


151.6 


5.5 


MICHIGAN 


229.3 


7.6 


MINNESOTA 


127.4 


1.6 


MISSISSIPPI 


3879 


100 


MISSOURI 


3240 


5.7 


MONTANA 


134.4 


0.7 


NEBRASKA 


267.0 


1.6 


NEVADA 


351.8 • 


31.3 


NEW HAMPSHIRE 


72.7 


0.8 


NEW JERSEY 


143.5 


14 8 


NEW MEXICO 


273.7 


14.1 


NEW YORK 


277.6 


243 


NORTH CAROLINA 


366.6 


8.6 


NORTH DAKOTA 


97.7 


1.2 


OHIO 


270.9 


4.1 


OKLAHOMA 


256.1 


4.4 


OREGON 


359.0 


1.2 


PENNSYLVANIA 


135.6 


3.2 


RHODE ISLAND 


967 


4.9 


SOUTH CAROLINA 


513.2 


12.2 


SOUTH DAKOTA 


214.8 


2.1 


TENNESSEE 


468 3 


6.5 


TEXAS 


423 1 


26.1 


UTAH 


94.1 


3.9 


VERMONT 


102.7 


0.7 


VIRGINIA 


L 345X 


tv 


WASHINGTON 


ifOi*4 


3.? 


WEST VIRGINiA 


105.0 


2.0 


WISCONSIN 


181.5 


1.5 


WYOMING 


74.2 


1.5 




Source: American Social Health Association 



It 

travels In 
the best 
circles 



If you fe 15 to 25. chances are strong that you have VD 
H you're a g»f ' ' you might have it and not k*noA i!' 

M you ve had sexual contac ptay s.ife see your cJoclo*' 
(he M be discreet) 

You H 'ee' bette' ft you nnow you don t have it 

It you do h^ve VD treatment is fast eftectivf and painless 



Some Of The Special Problems That 
The Disease Syphilis Carries With It 



r 



It you think you have VD, see a doctor im- 
mediately. If you need a confidential place to go: 



Planned Parenthood Center 

1218 W.Franklin St. 

Richmond, Va. 

353-5516 — Call for Appointment 

They provide pregnancy tests, pap smears, lUD 
fittings, birth control. 



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Sources: VD: Facts you should know, vartous materials from the 
Dept. of HEW, Public Health Service, Center for Disease CoDtrol, 
AthmU, Ga. 



Each venereal disease has it's way of attacking 
the body, and each presents special problems of 
cure and control. Syphilis is caused by a 
corkscrew-shaped germ, or spirochete, called 
Treponema pallidum (Latin for "pale 
corkscrew"). It thrives in the moist environment 
of the mucous membranes lining the genital tract, 
rectum and mouth but expires quickly outside its 
human host. For this reason the disease is never 
transmitted by contaminated toilet seats. Inside 
the body, the syphilis spirochetes multiply rapidly 
and cause an insidious infection that is really two 
diseases in one. 

The first sign of syphilitic infection, called 
"primary syphilis" is the appearance, ten to 
ninety days after exposure (three weeks on the . 
average) of a chance; a hard, painless, red- 
rimmed sore. It usually shows up wherever the 
germs first touch the mucus membrane — on the 
male's penis, at the edge of or inside the female's 
vagina. Although highly visible on the outside, the 
chancre gives little discomfort and can go un- 
noticed if it develops inside the vagina. 

Because the chancre heals without treatment, 
an infected person may be lulled into a false 
feeling that all is well. But a second warning ap- 
pears three to four weeks later. A measles-like, 
nonitching rash shows up, usually first on tlie 
trunk, then on the arms, palins of the hands or 
soles of the feet. About half the syphilis victims 
may also develop a low grade fever, sore throat, 
splitting headache, sore mouth or inflamed eyes, 
hair may fall out in patches. These symptoms may 



persist for only a few days, last for months, or 
recur within a year. This is known as the 
secondary stage. 

The secondary stage may disappear after a 
matter of days or months. For years, the disease 
may remain latent^ with in symptoms, and 
detectable only by a blood test. The syphilis victim 
may experience no further trouble. But in one in 
four cases, the disease will emerge in a par- 
ticulary vicious fashion. The spirochetes may 
attack the brain, causing a form of insanity, the 
spinal cord, causing paralysis; the blood vessels 
causing heart attacks, and the optic nerve, 
causing blindness. 

Syphilis can be transmitted only during the 
primary stage and after an incubation period of 
some ten to ninety days. The patient with latent 
syphilis is no longer infectious through sexual 
contact. 

Most states require blood tests for syphilis for 
all couples who want to get married and for all 
pregnant women. Many large companies require 
routine blood tests before employment and some 
hospitals check patients for syphilis upon ad- 
mission. The prenatal blood test is a means of 
protecting an unborn infant. Although syphilis 
cannot be inherited, an infected mother may 
transmit the disease to the embryo she is carrying 
in her uterus. Unless she is treated during 
pregnancy, her baby can die before birth, or be 
bom with congential sypliilis, which can kill, blind 
or cripple. 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, September 14, 1976 



Don't Know Can Hurt You 



The Elusive Enemy Gonorrheay 
Still Holds Many Mysteries 



Despite the fact that gonorrhea 
(colloquially called "clap," "the 
whites" and "strain") was first 
recorded in medical annals as far 
back as 2637 B.C., and is 
presently the most common 
bacterial infection in adults, 
scientists have yet to unravel 
more than a few of the disease's 
mysteries. 

They know it is caused by a 
microscopic organism so delicate 
that it can live for only a short 
time away from the warm, moist, 
nutritious environment inside the 
human body. Consequently, 
explains Dr. Brown, "It is not 
normally transmitted from 
person to person as are other 
germs— by food, drink, air, 
insects or inanimate objects." 
Generally, the organisms— called 
gonococci— depend upon 
intimate, particularly sexual, 
contact that allows them to find 
their way directly to any of the 
body's mucous membrane 
surfaces (such as the linings of 
the urinary canal, the vagina, the 
rectum, the eyelids or the 
throat). 

''Under certain 
circumstances," explains 
William F. Schwartz, VD 
education chief for the CDC, "we 
also know that a person can 
become infected in other ways." 
For instance, a man conceivably 
could pick up the organism in the 
humid setting of a steambath 
from a towel or mat recently 
contaminated by someone with 
an active case of gonorrhea. A 
mother whose teen-age .son or 
daughter has the disease might 
unknowingly infect herself by 
picking up her child's 
contaminated underwear, then 
rubbing her eye with the same 
hand. Each year a number of 
newborns contract gonorrhea in 
their eyes as they pass through 
the birth canals of their infected 
mothers, and little girls 
occasionally get the disease by 
playing with douche syringes, 
towels or on bedding recently 
stained by infected parents. 

Within half a week or so after 
exposure, he nutices a discharge 
of pus from his penis and feels 
pain, which may be quite severe, 
when he urinates. A girl may note 
a painless watery yellowish 
discharge from the vagina, but 
such a symptom may be missed, 
or not even occur at all. 

What is not known are many of 
the subleties of how the 
gonococcus and the infection it 
causes t)ehave inside the human 
body, particularly in females. 
This wide-gap in knowledge has 
given rise to much popular myth 
and false assumption. 

For example: 

Within three to eight days of the 
time a man contracts gonorrhea, 
specific, visible symptoms 
usually develop, and these can be 
readily treated and cured with 
penicillin or some other 
antibiotic. 

Because this can be 
accomplished before 
complications can arise, men 
often dismiss the infection as "no 
worse than a conunon cold," 
Some doctors do too. 

What they fail to understand is 
that in females, for reasons that 
are not entirely clear to 
researchers, the disease usually 
remains hickien. E^lains Dr. 



Don Printz, a gonorrhea expert 
with the CDC: "At least nine out 
of ten females who get gonorrhea 
are asymptomatic— without any 
symptoms— in the early stages of 
the disease. The typical woman 
victim feels perfectly healthy, 
and a doctor generally can see 
nothing upon examining her to 
indicate that she is, in fact , 
infected and that she can pass the 
infection on to other people. 
Indeed, even in cases where 
women come to doctors with 
symptomatic complaints such as 
vaginal discharge, the symptoms 
are usually caused by some 
simultaneous vaginal infection 
and not by the gonorrhea itself." 

Without warnings from her own 
body, then an infected woman 
must usually rely on an infected 
man to inform her of her need for 
treatment-if he cares enough 
about her to do so and if he 
understands enough about 
gonorrhea to sense the urgency. 
Such is often not the case, 
however. 

HOW THE MENACE MOVES 

Generally, the disease explodes 
in either of two ways— or both. Its 
inflammation may spread 
upward from the cervix (the 
most common female site of 
infection), to nearby tissues and 
organs in the genitourinary tract 
and lower abdomen. (It may also 
spread initially from the throat or 
rectum.) 

Or gonococci may invade the 
bloodstream and be carried to 
distant sites in the body where 
they spawn damagmg satellite 
infections. "In either instance, 
women will react very 
individualistically," explains Dr. 
Printz. "Some will suffer 
excruciating pain and high 
fevers, others will not. Some will 
develop symptoms that suggest 
appendicitis or rheumatic fever. 
In some cases, a few days' bed 
rest may relieve any discomfort. 
But the infection continues, 
inflicting irreversible damage." 

With terrible speed, the spread 
of gonorrhea into the lower 
abdomen can scar the ducts that 
carry the male sperm, inflame 
the Fallopian tubes, the glands 
around the genital tract, the 
uterus, the abdominal lining, the 
ovaries, the whole pelvic area. It 
may spread to the liver and 
produce symptoms similar to a 
gallbladder attach. Also the 
gonococci seem to pave the way 
for other potentially dangerous 
organisms, ordinarily living 
harmlessly in the genital tract, to 
become active and follow in as 
secondary invaders. "Tissue 
destruction can occur very early, 
within hours, before a woman can 
even seek treatment," explains 
Dr. Lucas. 

Largely because of delays in 
therapy, an estimated two to 
three percent of infected women 
are made sterile and many more 
"relatively infertile" by 
permanent scar tissue building 
up and blocking their tubes as the 
therapy works to repair damage, 
from the infection. Indeed, says 
Dr. Printz, "Gonorrhea is the 
single most conunon cause of 
sterility in women, and (in such 
cases( efforts to restore fertility 
by surgery and other means are 
almost certain to be 
unsuccessful." 



Compiled By Anne Carter Stephens 



Self -Check Test: How Much Do You Know? 



1. If scar tissue from gonorrhea 
blocked the Fallopian tubes in a 
woman, or the seminal duct in a 
man, he or she would become 

A. Insane. 

B. Sterile. 

C. Arthritic. 

2. If a man and a woman got 
syphilis at the same time, and 
neither was treated, which one 
would be infectious longer? 

A. The man. 

B. The woman. 

C. No difference. 

3. When is syphilis most likely 
to cause serious damage to the 
body of the infected person? 

A. Before he is infectious. 

B. Whne he is infectious. 

C. After he is no longer 
infectious. 

4. If you thought you had 
syphilis or gonorrhea, the 
smartest thing would be to 

A. Try to treat yourself. 

B. See a doctor as soon as 
possible and tell him what you 
suspect. 

C. Get a regular physical 
examination. 

5. If a syphilitic chancre goes 
away by itself without treatment, 
the person 

A. Does not need treatment. 

B. Still needs treatment for 
syphilis. 

C. Usually developes gon- 
orrhea later. 

6. The most effective way to 
stop the spread of syphilis ( if we 
could do it) would be to treat 
everyone 

A. Whose blood test showed 
positive. 

B. Wl)o had intimate contact 
with an infectious person. 

C. Who developed a rash. 

7. If you have gonorrhea, you 

A. Must have syphilis. 

B. Cannot have syphilis. 

C. May have syphilis. 

8. Some people have had polio 
vaccine and are inunune to polio 

A. And some are totally 
immune to syphilis but not to 
gonorrhea. 

B. And some are totally 
immune to gonorrhea but not to 
syphilis. 

C. But nobody is totally 
immune to either syphilis or 
gonorrhea. 

9. If you catch syphilis once, 
you 

A. Can catch it again. 

B. Can never catch it from an 
infectious person again. 

C. Become immune to it for a 
long time. 

10. If you have had syphilis for 
more than a year, you may have 
no outward signs 

A. But you will most certahily 
not feel at all well. 

B. And you may feel perfectly 
well. 

C. But there wiU always be 
sores hidden in the moist folds of 
your skin. 

11. Early sings of syphilis 

A. Are always about the same 
in every infected person. 

B. Are often hidden but always 
painful. 

C. Are often hidden, painless, 
and difficult to detect. 

12. The first sign of syphilis 

A. Cannot be miised becaoie It 
is always large and painful. 

B. Always sliows up In about 
the same place. 

C. Bflay ai^iear from ten to 
ninety days after the ptntn Is 
iBfected. 



13. A woman who thinks she 
might have a venereal disease is 
more likely to avoid trouble from 
it if she asks a doctor for 

A. A general checkup. 

B. An examination of her 
reproductive organs. 

C. Tests for syphilis and 
gonorrhea. 

14. Suppose a person thought he 
had syphilis. He goes to a doctor 
and is examined. The doctor can 
find nothing wrong with the 
person. There were no signs of 
syphilis. The blood test was 
negative. Which is correct? 

A. The person can be certain 
that he does not have syphilis. 

B. If the person had syphilis, he 
got over it without treatment. 

C. The person might have 
syphilis anyway. 

15. Which is true? 

A. Syphilis is caused by germs, 
but gonorrhea is not. 

B. Syphilis and gonorrhea may 
be either injuries or diseases. 

C. Both syphilis and gonorrhea 
are caused by germs. 

16. Veneral disease is 
transmitted mostly through 

A. Contaminated drinking 
water. 

B. Intimate skin-to-skin 
contact. 

C. Public toilets. 

17. If a man becomes infected 
with syphilis and is not treated, 
his wife might be infected by him 

A. For only about three months 
after he was infected. 

B. As long as two years after he 
was infected. 

C. For only about six months 
after he was infected. 

18. Most men begin to realize 
there is something wrong with 
them within which of the fol- 
lowing time periods after they get 
gonorrhea? 

A. Three to eight days. 

B. One to three days. 

C. Twenty-four hours. 

19. A woman with gonorrhea 

A. Usually realizes there is 
something wrong within a week. 

B. Usually does not realize 
there is anything the matter with 
her for a long time. 

C. Will develop a chancre 
wherever the germ first entered 
the body. 

20. If male X had intimate 
contact with female Y, who had 
infectious syphilis, which is the 
surest way for X to get to a phy- 
sician and be treated for 
jyphilis? 

A. X gets a rash and fever and 
goes to the doctor about it. 

B. Syphilis begins to damage 
some of X's vital organs. 

C. Y is treated for syphilis and 
tells the physician tliat she had 
contact with X. 

21. When gonorrhea germs 
mvade the body 

A. A man may becimie sterile, 
but not a woman. 

B. A woman may become 
sterile, but not a man. 

C. Either a man or a woman 
may become sterile. 

22. It is never too late to treat a 
case of syphilis 

A. And repaif the danuge It 
has done 

B. And prevent It from doing 
any damage 

C. But the damage it has done 
cannot be repaired. 

23. People who have had recent 
sexual contact with a person who 
has bifectious syphilis should be 



treated 

A. Only if they develop sores 
that suggest syphilis. 

B. Whether or not they have 
any signs or symptoms of 
syphilis. 

C. Only if theh- blood test is 
positive. 

24. You can be vaccinated or 
get immunity shots for 

A. Syphilis but not for 
gonorrhea. 

B. Gonorrhea but not for 
syphilis. 

C. Neither syphilis nor 
gonorrhea. 

25. If you have syphilis, you 
may not know what it is, 

A. But you will always know for 
sure by the way you feel that 
there is something wrong with 
you. 

B. Or even that there is 
anythhig wrong with you. 

C. But you would always know 
it if you had learned its signs and 
symptoms. 

26. The signs and symptoms of 
syphilis 

A. Are always painful in both 
women and men. 

B. Are often hidden and 
painless. 

C. Always include sore throat, 
rash, and fever. 

27. The signs and symptoms of 
syphilis 

A. Often imitate those of other 
diseases. 

B. Cannot be mistaken for 
anythhig but syphilis. 

C. Are always the same and 
always appear on the sex organs. 

28. The first sign of syphilis 

A. May appear almost 
anywhere on the body. 

B. Is always on or around the 
sex organs. 

C. Can always be seen in men 
but never in women. 

29. Under certain conditions, 
VD may be passed from a person 
who has it to one who does not 
through 

A. Sexual contact, but not 
kissing or petting. 

B. Sexual contact, including 
kissing but not including petting. 

C. Any hitimate skin-to-skin 
contact. 

30. The symptoms of gonorrhea 

A. Are likely to be noticeable 
and painful in a man, but hidden 
and painless hi a woman. 

B. Are likely to be noticeable 
and painful in either a woman or 
a man. 

C. Are likely to be noticeable 
and painful in a woman, but 
hidden and painless in a man. 



Answers: 



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Tuesday, September 14, 1976 



Latest In Fall Styles For 
Budget Minded Students : 



FEMALE AND MALE 



HOLLYWOOD 

BEAUTY 

COLLEGE 



392-5719 

102 N. Main St. (Upstairs Above Crute's) 

Farmvllle, Va. 23901 

Our students would like to welcome 

Longwood and Hampden-Sydney to our 

"style conscious" college for the latest In: 

Form Cutting 

Shading 

Highlighting 

Body Waving 

Curly Perming 

Style Cutting 

Hair Reconstruction 

Form cutting and reconstruction of the hair 
are the "in thing" for the male and female. 
If you are tired of that limp, lifeless hair, 
reconstruction is for you. This is a process 
of rebuilding body and fullness in your hair 
without curl. 

We are at your service from Tuesday 
morning until two o'clock Saturday af- 
ternoon. 



Music Notes 




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Choir Officers 

The new officers were elected 
to the choir council for the 
Longwood College Concert Choir. 
Diane Quinn was elected as 
secretary and Abby McChesney 
as the freshman representative. 
Hold-over members include 
Shelby Shelton, president; 
Therees Tkach, vice^resident' 
Janet Truitt, treasurer. 

Camerata Singers' 
Fall Concert 

The' 1976-77 edition of the 
Longwood College Camerata 
Singers will feature a choir of 
mised voices instead of the aU- 
female singers as in the past. 
This year the group has been 
expanded from 12 women to a 
balanced male-female ensemble 
of 28 voices, and will again be 
under the direction of Dr. James 
McCray, chairman of the music 
department. 

Their first concert is scheduled 
for September 23 at 8:00 p.m., 
and will be an evening devoted to 
the music of Qassical Period. 
This late eighteenth century 
music includes Mozart, Haydn 
and Beethoven. The audience will 
move from room to room to view 
and hear the various 
performances and activities 
which range from vocal solos to 
dances of the period. The 
audience will participate in one 
work in that members of the 
audience will roll dice to 
determine what music is played 
and then members of the group 
will dance to that music. This 
type of activity was popular 
during the eighteenth century. 
European pastries will be served 
with Viennese coffee as part of 
the festivities. 



In addition to a candelight 
performance of the Missa brevis 
of Saint Joannis deDeo by Joseph 
Haydn, there will be a 
harpsichord solo by Dr. Paul 
Hesselink and opera scenes from 
Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) and 
Cosi van tutte (Mozart) staged 
and directed by Norma Williams. 

Reservations are required and 
only 198 seats are available for 
this intimate evening. A tariff of 
$1.50 covers the concert and all 
refreshments. Malce ticket 
reservations at the Public 
Relations office or telephone 392- 
9371. 

Freshmen Recital 

The Longwood College 
Department of Music chose five 
freshman music majors to 
perform in the freshman honors 
recital which was held on 
September 2 in the Molnar 
Recital Hall. Those chosen were 
Abby McChesney, soprano; Ann 
Blood, soprano; Bill McKaig, 
baritone; Mary Breeden, so- 
prano; Gene Rowland, piano. 

Visiting Artist 

The music department proudly 
announces the first Visiting 
Artist Recital which will be 
presented by Kenneth Huber, 
Pianist, on Thursday, September 
16, at 8:00 p.m. in the Molnar 
Recital Hall of the Wygal Music 
Building. This will be the second 
consecutive year that he has been 
invited to Longwood as a 
recitalist. 
Huber has established himself 
as a major pianist in the 
Southeastern United States. His 
gifts as an interpreter of 
Classical and Romantic piano 



literature have won him praise 
from critics and audiences alike. 
He has concertized from Maine to 
Alaska as recitalist and soloist 
with orchestras since making his 
debut at the age of 14. His concert 
will feature the music of 
Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin, and 
Schubert. There is no charge for 
this recital and the public and 
studfent body are cordially 
invited to attend. 



The Shapely Shop 
Welcomes 

Longwood Ladies 

Back To 

Farmville 

As a Special to 

L.C. Students 

Only, We Invite 

You To 

Take It Off" 

Lose Inches, 

Lose Pounds 

Plan Now for the 

Shape You'll Be 

NextSununer! 

(One Time Introductory Fee) 

Regular Sale 

$10 $5.00 

$10 Mont hly $5.00 '°^„%7 

$20.00 Total $10.00 

Offer Good Thro 
Sept. 24, 1976 

The Shapely Shop 

Located Behind Roses 

On 3rd St. 

Phone 392-8039 

HOURS: 

M. T. Th. 1-8:30 P.M. 

Fri. 2-8P.M. 




APPENDIX A 



STUDENT ACTIVITY FEES COMMITTEE 



Or.CANIZATION 



Afro Arcricnn Student AlllancG 
Alpha Pel 0.>icrja 
Artist Scries 



ClnGs 
Cl.ass 
Claes 
Class 
Class 



of 
of 
of 
of 
of 



1C'30 
1979 
1978 
1977 
1976 



Coirpr.ny of Dancers 

rcdoration of Student Social Workers 

Gyre 

K2O Club 

Kons r.cono:nics Club 

Honor 3 Council 

Inter^rsClioious Council 

IntriLrural Activities Associatioa 

Lonf^rooa Concert Clioir 

Lonnvood Lancers 

Louf\70od i'ea'e Association 

Lonc^v'ood Pagc.^it 

Lonfwood Players 

M.E.N. C. 

Rotunda 

Spanish American Club 

Student Govanvnent Association 

Student Union 

Virginian 

Stud^nit Active Counseling Service 

X • W . v^. A. 

Contingency Fund 

TOTAL 



STlT)eTT ACTIVITY FEES 

ATPRCPKIATIOl] FOR 
1975-76 

$ 800 



9,500 



300 

300 

7C0 

400 

800 

500 

1,300 

100 

120 

400 



1,400 







400 

4,800 



7,700 



925 

20,000 

13,500 

50 

800 

3,000 



CO!!!!I.TTEE APPROPTIIATIOMS 1976-77 



A>:oraT pjT.uES'nrj 


A^PRCITJATED 


1976-77 


1976-77 


$ 1.465 


$ 800 


200 


200 


10,000 


10,000 


300 


300 


300 


300 


700 


700 


400 


400 








400 


400 








2,000 


1,300 


C 











420 


100 


850 


850 


1,870 


1,670 


3,450 


1,500 


672 


500 


500 


50 


800 


800 


5,000 


5,000 








7,700 


7,700 








700 


700 


20,000 


20,000 


13,500 


10,000 


25 


25 











3,705 



$67,795 $71,252 $67,000 

^Estimated carry-over of funds at the end of 1975-76 year 



BANK BALANCE 
CARRY-OVER 
1976-77 

$ 400 



450 



400 



500 



200 



» 



* $1,950 



Hockey Balls Rolling Along . . . 
As Team Members Prepare 



Page? 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, September 14, 1976 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

There seems to be an annual 
routine developing on the 
Longwood camuus. Each new 
school year brings class 
schedules, suntanned faces, late 
fall weather, and more 
noticeably, about forty-five 
young ladies who run up and 
down a crab-grass field trying to 
place a grossly small ball into an 
oversized cage. (We refer to 
these individuals as "field hockey 
players".) As the first two weeks 
pass, the sun gets hotter, the 
blisters get bigger, and the group 
gets smaller. For those who have 
survived the sun, the blisters, and 
the cuts have now earned a berth 
on the Longwood College Field 
Hockey team. 

Over forty girls tried out for 
twenty-seven positions, twelve of 
the final twenty-seven are 
freshman. "The skill level of our 
first year players is extremely 
high," states coach Sally J. 
Custer. "With fifteen seasoned 



upperclassmen returning, plus 
the large freshman turnout, I'm 
highly optimistic and looking for 
a successful season." 

Ms. Custer thinks that William 
and Mary and the University of 
Virginia will be the teams to beat 
this year. "Madison will be in 
there too, along with an improved 
ODU team," she says. "We will 
play the University of Kentucky 
Oktoberfest week end, which 
should also prove to be a well- 
matched game." 

The Longwood squad opens its 
season on September 20th at 
Lynchburg College. With the 
sound of the first whistle, twenty- 
seven proud young ladies start a 
new conquest; a conquest that 
last near lead them to the 
national tournament and the title 
of the sixth best hockey teams in 
the nation. "We definitely have 
our sights on nationals," says Ms. 
Custer, "we want to change the 
bumper sticker from number six 
to number one." 



September Sports Schedule 



1976-77 LONGWOOD COLLEGE HOCKEY SQUAD 



Kathy Arthur 
Mary Appich 
Suzanne Ash 
Laura Baumler 
Carol Bensten 
Scottie Caoehart 
Debbie Carl 
Dianne Connally 
Linda Cravatt 
Terry Donohue 
Carol Filo 
Kim Furber 
Nana Gallup 
Jane Grier 



Myra Gwyer 

Patti Hughson 

Debbie Kinzel 

Cathy Lowe 

Theresa Matthews 

Courtney Mills 

Cindy Moss 

Debbie Northern 

Wanda Peterson 

Robin Rowen 

Sally Terry 

Terry Voit 

Theresa Ware 

Coach: Sally J. Custer 

Manager: Dianne Harwood 



New Sports Program 
Includes Men IIG 



There is a new look in Sports at 
Longwood this year. For the first 
time there will be organized 
men's intercollegiate sports. This 
fall there will be a men's soccer 
team coached by Mr. Dick 
Williamson, was granted 
Intercollegiate Interest Group 
status by the I.A.C. at its 
September 8 meeting. At the 
time, there are eighteen men, 
ranging from freshmen to senior 
resident and commuting 
students, in the conditioning 
program. 

Two games have been 
scheduled with Hampden 
Sydney. They will be on Oct. 14 
and Oct. 13 at Hampden-Sydney. 
Hopefully other games can be 
scheduled with the Community 
College at Keysville, Lynchburg, 
and Ferrum Colleges. 

Practices take place Monday, 
Wednesday and Thursday 
evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 
soccer field near the campus 





Men's Soccer Team 




Members to Date: 


1. 


Richard Hunt 


2. 


Todd Stebbing 


3. 


Henry Bear 


4. 


Donald Cox 


5. 


Tom Mahone 


6. 


Walter Hughes 


7. 


Tommy Pultz 


8. 


David Yerkes 


9. 


John Giza 


10. 


Jubal Ackerson 


11. 


Jimmy Bryant 


12. 


Kevin Bedsworth 


13. 


Gary Fain 


14. 


Greg Dunn 


15. 


Bill Breedon 


16. 


Steve Nelson 


17. 


Edward Bland 


18. 


Bud Adkins 



school. Any other Longwood men 
interested in participating should 
contact Mr. Dick Williamson, 
Dept. of HPER at his office in Her 
Gymnasium or call him at 392- 
9268. 

The Men's Intercollegiate 
basketball team has been 
working on a conditioning 
program under the directorship 
of Dr. Allen McNamee. So far 
there are eleven candidates 
working out. This program began 
Sept. 6 and will end Sept. 17. 
Formal basketball practice will 
begin in French gym on Sept. 20. 
There is a ten game schedule 
with a season-ending 
tournament. 

Volleyball Season 
Opens Sept. 23 

The intercollegiate volleyball 
team has been having tryouts for 
the past week. Twenty-four new 
talents as well as eight 
experienced Longwood players 
have been working extremely 
hard to make this year's varsity 
and junior varsity teams. Each 
team will carry eight players. 
Both teams will also play a full 
schedule, including five home 
matches. 

The season for J.V. begins at 
home, Thursday, September 23 
at 6:00 with a match against 
Franklin County High School. 
The first varsity match is also at 
home against Eastern Mennonite 
on Thursday, October 7, at 6 : 30 
in nier Gym. 

The coach Carolyn Price and 
manager Susan Bowman are 
expecting a really good year, and 
hope you will support our team 
throughout the season. 



William and Mary 
Wad is on 

Madison 

Hollins 
Averett 
William and Mary 

Randolph Macon 
Madison 



Volleyball 



9/9 Williamsburg 12i30 p.m 



9/15 Longwood 
9/20 Longwood 

9/28 Lynchburg 



12:30 p.m. 
12:30 p.m. 

1:00 p.m. 



Franklin Co. 


HS 


9/23 


Longwood 


6:00 p.m 


JV 


Field Hockey 




9/20 


Lynchburg 


3:00 p.m. 




Lynchburg 


Westhampton 




9/22 


Westhampton 


3 :00 p.m. 




Cavaliers Club 


9/25 


Cavaliers Club 


1:00 p.m. 




Bridgewater 




9/28 


Longwood 


3 :00 p.m. 





lAA Provides Variety 
In Open Rec Sports 



The opportunities of particip- 
ation in and enjoyment of a 
favorite sport are presented by 
the Intramurals Activities 
Association through organized 
team and individual intramurals 
and through "open rec" periods. 
The purpose of the organization is 
to allow for maximum 
participation of the student body 
in the maximum areas of 
sporting interest. Although each 
dorm is represented by an 
elected resident of the dorm. All 
meetings are open to the entire 
student bodv. and are held on 

Tennis Team 
In Full Swing 

By MARY BARRETT 

The Longwood Women's 
Varsity Tennis Team is back on 
the courts for the fall season. This 
year a young, talented team will 
be battling opposing teams from 
around the state in 
intercollegiate competition. 

The roster includes last years 
returnees: Dee Donally, Frances 
Simmons, Gwen KoecWein, Mary 
Barrett, Angle Gerot and seniors, 
Lisa King and Qare Baxter. Four 
promising freshmen, Margie 
Quarles, Penny Stevens, Lisa 
Smith, and player-manager, Jill 
Bacchieri, will be a strong 
addition in their first year on the 
Longwood team. 

Coach Phyllis Harriss is 
optimistic of a good season 
against some tough opposition. 
She expresses much confidence 
in her team's ability, stating, "I 
am looking forward to working 
with one of the best teams I've 
ever coached." 



The candidates for the 
men's basketball team are: 



Lester Crusie 
Chris Bugg 
Rob Johnson 
D. J. Lindsey 
Mark Munoz 



Billy Rogers 
Bennie Shaw 
Roger Strong 
Russ Tomlin 
Bill WhiUock 



Bryan Welbaum 



Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the 
I.A.A. room in Lankford. 

1976 Fall team intramurals 
include flag football, volleyball, 
and swimming. Information and 
entry blanks for dorm or sorority 
teams may be obtained outside of 
Ms. Carolyn Price's office. Any 
teams wishing to participate 
must submit an entry prior to the 
due date. Individual intramurals 
offered first semester include 
singles tennis, archery, ping 
pong and bowling. Information 
:or these events will be posted on 
the I.A.A. bulletin board in the 
new smoker outside the dining 
hall. The current intramurals are 
flag football and tennis. Any 
questions concerning the 
intramurals or the Association 
may be referred tc Carolyn 
Price, sponsor, Mabel Day, 
president, Terry Donohue, Vice 
President, Sue Nama, Secretary, 
Linda Baumlar, treasurer on the 
dorm representative. 

Lancers Plan 
Several Shows 

By LORI MORGAN 

The Longwood Lancers invite 
you to attend the club meetings 
every week in Tabb classroom. 
Please see the Daily Bulletin for 
the day and the time. 

The Lancers have two Horse 
Shows planned for this school 
year, in the Fall and in the 
Spring. The club is for those 
people who are interested in 
horses. It is for people who are 
interested in pleasure riding and 
also for those who are interested 
in competitive riding. 

The club advisor is Miss Sally 
Bush and the officers of the 
Longwood Lancers for 1976-1977 
are: 

Kathie Marth — President 

Debbie Cross — Vice President 

^laron Arrington — Recording 
Secretary 

Lori Morgan — Corresponding 
Secretary 

We hope that you will make 
every effort to attend the 
meetings, and we look forward to 
seeing you there. 



LC Golfers 
Seek To Regain 
State Title 

Five students have been 
selected for the Fall 1976-77 
Longwood College Golf Team. 
Included in the group are former 
members Gail Pollard, senior 
and Meg Baskervill, sophomore. 
New members of the team are 
freshmen Nan Patterson, Deanna 
Vanwey, and Becky Webb. The 
team is coached by Dr. Barbara 
Smith of the Department of 
Health, Physical Education, and 
Recreation. 

The first Longwood College 
Golf Team was organized in 1%4 
by Dr. Smith and has a 
cumulative record 01 36 wins, 3 
ties, and 13 losses. The first state 
collegiate team championship 
was held in 1970 at the Longwood 
Golf Course. At that tournament 
Longwood won the state title 
which they held through 1971 and 
1972. 

The state championship this 
year will be held at Longwood on 
October 29, 30, 31. Dr. Smith 
said, "we are glad to be hosting 
the state tournament again and 
the members of the team are 
working very hard in an effort to 
regain the state title for 
Longwood." "Since the team 
may have an opportunity to 
participate in the National 
Collegiate Golf Championship in 
Hawaii next June if they qualify I 
feel that they will be working 
extra hard to have a successful 
season," Dr. Smith added with 
enthusiasm. 

The entire college community 
is cordially invited to attend the 
matches. 



September 16 

Tom Chapin — Free 

8-10 P.M. 

Mini-Concert 

Lankford Mall 

September 21 

Magician — Bradley Fields 

Magic Worksh(^ 
Free — 3 P.M.- C-Room 

n 



8 P.II. — Jmnrm 
LU8tdi.ll 

Guests $2 



Pages 



THE ROTUNDA, 



fuesday, September 14, 1976 



BUYOME 
BIGTWMAND 




ABIGTWINHASNORE 
THAN A BIG MAC 





Each Big Twin contains 2 two-ounce ctiarbroiled meat patties, tangy melted cheese, 

crispy shredded lettuce, and our special sauce, all in a big toasted bun. 

Two Big Twins for the price of one. It's an offer too delicious to resist. 



r 



L 




Bring this coupon with you 

to Hardee's and when 

you buy one Big Twin, 

you get one free. 

ONE COUPON PER CUSTOMER 

"Offer expires Oct. 31, 1976'* 
Good only in Farmville, Va. 

Hardeei 

Charbroil Burgers. 
The taste that brings you back. 



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Hanlpes Food Systems Inc 1976 



College Calendar 1976-77 



Reoular Session 



First SerresTer - 1976 



August 28 
August 31 
September I 
Octobsr 22 
Novernb3r 19 
Novenibsr 
Deccfi.b'br 
Doco.nbsr 
Oeccn^.bsr 
December 



29 
10 
13 
17 
21 



Second Sen^ostor - 



Snturdoy - Opening date. 

Tuesday - Professional semester begins. 

Wednesday - Classes begin. 

Friday - Mid-sefnester estimates. 

Friday - Thanksgiving holidoy begins after cla 

Monday - Classes- resume at 8:00 a.m. 

Friday - Classes end. 

Mo.iday - Examinations begin. 

Frldiiy - Professional seoloster ends. 

Tuesday - Examinations end. 

1977 



ss« 



3S. 



January 17 
March 4 
March li 
March 21 
April 27 
April 28 
May 6 
May 14 



Monday - Classes begin. Professional semester begins. 

Friday - Mid-semester estimates. 

Friday - Spring hoi idiy begins after classes. 

Monday - Classe r%%wi*9 at 8:00 a.m. 

Wednesday - Classes end. 

Thursday - Examinations begin. 

Friday - Professional semester ends. Examinations end. 

Saturday - Graduation. 



Swap Shop 
AAeans Books, 
Scholarship 



By KAREN SHELTON 

Aiding the students by allowing 
them to buy Ixwks cheaper, and 
providing two scholarships are 
the primary purposes of the swap 
shop. The two scholarships are 
awarded each spring. One 
scholarship is academic; the 
other is based upon service. The 
amount of these scholarships is 
determined by the total amount 
of money earned during the first 
and second semesters by the 
swap shop. Scholarship 
recipients are chosen by a 
committee of swap shop workers. 
Need is also considered in 
deciding upon a recipient. 

There was a high percentage of 
new books this semester, but the 
swap shop still made about $350. 
Any left over books became the 
property of the swap shop and 
will be sold next semester if they 
are still being used. 

Mary Ann Gresham, swap shop 
chairman, said that she did not 
encounter any real problems. She 
said, "the first semester swap 
shop was mostly for experience; 
we hope the second semester one 
will be a little more organized." 



Oriental Art 
To Be Sold 



A special exhibition and sale of 
Original Oriental Art will be 
presented on Thursday, 
September 16, 1976, at Bedford 
Building, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Marson Ltd. of Baltimore, 
Maryland, specializes in 
exliibiting for sale a collection of 
Original Oriental Art, totaling 
approximately 500 pieces, from 
Japan, China, India, Tibet, Nepal 
and Thailand. The oldest prints 
date back to the 18th and 19th 
Century and include Chinese 
woodcuts, Indian miniature 
paintings and manuscripts and 
master works by such artists as 
Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, and 
Kunisada. The modem pieces 
consist of a large group of 
original woodcuts, etchings, 
lithographs, serigraphs and 
mezzotints created by world 
renowned comtemporaries. A 
representative will be present to 
answer questions about the work, 
artists and the various graphic 
techniques employed. Prints are 
shown in open portfolios in an 
informal atmosphere and you are 
invited to browse through this 
fascinating and well described 
collection. The price range is 
wide and there is a treasure to be 
found for most everyone's 
budget. 



Baldridge Selected 
To Attend Workshop 



Mark Baldridge, Assistant 
Professor of Art at Longwood 
College, was one of twenty 
metalsmiths across the country 
to be invited to attend a two-week 
workshop in electro-forming at 
Tyler School of Art, Temple 
University in Philadelphia. The 
workshop was made possible 
with a grant from the National 
Endowment of the Arts. 

Mr. Baldridge was also invited 
to participate in a Bicentennial 
Crafts Exhibit at Indiana 
University through the month of 
August. He exhibited a sterling 
silver chess set and a set of silver 
champagne goblets. 



■pp 



Special Feature- Abortion - See Pg. 4-5 



Ut 



"MimH 




VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1976 



NO. 3 



Oct. 15-16 Appear To Be Great Days 
As Plans For Oktoberfest Are Made 



By SANDY HAGA 

Plans are under way for what 
promises to be a great 
Oktoberfest, scheduled for 
October 15 and 16. 

The Reds have finished their 
script and the Greens are 
working on the second scene. 
Skits tryouts will be held 
September 20-22. 

Mary Ann Gresham reported 
that one thing which will be new 
and different about Oktoberfest is 
the Freshman class. 

Cam Oglesly stressed the fact 
that everyone is welcome and 
urged to participate in their 
Oktoberfest. Workers for the 
Reds and Greens feel that the 
skits are good and she is excited 
about the progress. As Cam 
Oglesby said, "We want to make 
it the best Oktoberfest." 

In 1927 the carnival, now 
described as "...a real, sure 
enough Circus with side shows, 
freaks, animals, clowns, ring 



performances, circus food, 
trinkets, and continuous music 
(provided by the Hampden- 
Sydney orchestra)," was listed 
as main event on campus. 

During the following years, a 
number of changes were made in 
the Circus format. In 1935, it was 
first held in October, and also in 
the '30's, Alpha Kappa Gamma, a 
national leadership fraternity on 
campus, assumed responsibility 
for its organization. Students 
were chosen for the honored 
positions of Ringmaster, animal 
trainer, and carnival chairman 
for their intellectual ability, 
leadership, and spirit. 

In the late 1940's the Carnival 
began to have guiding themes, 
such as Mardi Gras," and "Gay 
Nineties," and was expanded to 
two days. The entire affair, with 
the exception of skits, was held 
outside, and a parade through 
Farmville was added to the list of 
activities. Usherettes were 



chosen from each class in 1950 to 
assist the Ringmaster and 
Barker in conducting the week 
end activities. 

In 1966 a major revision was 
made in the annual festival. 
Member of Alpha Kappa 
Gamma, Dean W'lson, Dr. 
Frances Brown, and Dr. Carolyn 
Wells founded an honorary 
campus organization whose 
purpose it was to "recognize and 
encourage leadership, promote 
college loyalty, preserve ideals 
and traditions of the college, and 
to foster high ideals of service 
and scholarship." The newly 
formed organization was Geist, 
named after the German word 
for spirit and imagination. Geist 
assumed responsibility for the 
Circus Week end, which was now 
re-named "Geist Festival." 

In 1968, Oktoberfest, a 
traditional German festival 
celebrated in October, was 
announced as the new theme. 



Meal Tickets 

For 
Oktoberfest 

Will Go On 

Sale 
Sept. 27 

In The 
New Smoker 

Lunch •2.00 
Dinner •2.50 



As printed in last week's 
Rotunda, the Student Ac- 
tivities Fees Committee has 
been appiopriated $67,795. 
Each undergraduate student 
at Longwood College must pay 
$35 activity fee. $67,795 
divided by $35 equals 1937 
students. According to the 
Registrar's Office, there are 
2127 students — 1922 dorm and 
205 day students. 

2127 X $35* $74,445 
$74,445 - $67,795='$6,650. 





Scenes like this were common at recent klown try-outs, which saw 
21 Longwood students named as Oktoberfest klowns. 



Tom Chapin Captivates 
Audience During Performance 



ByJOLEIU 

Six-foot-five, slim, ' 'fantastic ! ' ' 
and "just great;, with flashing 
blue eyes and "the nicest teeth 
I've ever seen!" Tom Chapin 
literally captivated his audience 
on Thursday night, September 
10th, for the first Student Union 
mini-concert of the fall '76 
semester. 

Performing before a crowd of 
about 300 students in the Gold 
Room of the Lankford Building, 
Chapin was introduced on stage 
at 8:00 p.m., where he remained 
following two standing ovations 
until 10:00. "I've done two 
Virginia concerts, so far, and 
tonight will be at least as good!" 
Tom stated, and with that 
greeting, began his concert with 
"Heard a rumor... moments in 
the sunhght, weekend in the rain, 
evenings in the country that will 
never come again." 

Brother of the song writer, poet 
and singer Harry Chapin, Tom 
involved his listeners actively in 
chorus lines. "A concert is half 
me and half you. You can sit on 
your duff but sing too! ", as he led 
in a strong, clear voice which 
noticeably lacked Harry's harsh, 
characteristic gruffness. A song 
such as "Traveling Man" lent to 
the audience the fast paced lyrics 
of "Travelin man, must be a 
travelin man, travelin fool, 



fastest feller in the land..., ran so 
fast that he didn't get caught 'till 
the police shot him down! " or the 
quieter "it sure is hard when 
sorrow takes a bow." 

Weaving as much pleasure as 
poetry into his presentation, 
Chapin and his folk guitar 
covered amusing anecdote songs, 
such as the one written "By a 
Harvard professor who went 
bad" about a suicide prone maid, 
and a song about unrequited 
teenage love "Ooo, Jenny, Jenny, 
somehow we'll make it through!" 
Tom's numerous professional 
experiences include the five year 
running T.V. show of "Make a 
wish, which was conceived for six 
to eleven year old speed freaks," 
and was fihned in New York City, 
London, Spain, Greece, and 
Philadelphia. In 1%9, fresh out of 
college, Tom assisted in the 
making of "Blue water. White 
death," from which Peter 
Benchley got the inspiration for 
the best seller "Jaws." The 
theme song for this expedition 
was an 1890's ballad, as rendered 
by Chapin "A man eating shark 
will eat neither woman nor 
child." 

With New York City as his 
rearing grounds, Tom was 
inspired musically by many of 
the sights. A note worthy one was 

(Continued on Page 3) 



Page 2 THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, September 21, 1976 



How 




Come? 



This editorial is intended to air several complaints 
about our surrounding environment. It offers no 
tangible suggestions — but rather asks the question 
"how come?" 

College supposedly is attended by adults. How 
come Rotundas were found thrown on the floor of the 
New Smoker after one or more intelligent students 
ripped out coupons for a free meal? This newspaper is 
not planned and distributed each week in order to 
entertain the staff members. Its purpose is to present 
news, questions, and opportunities to the student body 
and not to be used as a carpeting for floors. It could be 
expected that kindergarteners might abuse something 
intended for their enjoyment — but not college 
students. Don't cry out to be treated as adults unless 
you are willing to act as adults and take on a little 
responsibility, respect, and initiative. 

Students aren't the only ones who must answer the 
question how come. The concept was conceived last 
spring of redecorating the snack bar in order to give it 
an atmosphere conducive to coffeehouses, films, and 
simple relaxation. How come students returned to 
campus in the fall — not to see an improved snack bar, 
but rather to find railings on the wall in front of Curry, 
an outdoor basketball court, and new additions to 
South Cunningham? The snack bar is used by students 
and faculty and is a popular gathering place. Im- 
provements to it could be enjoyed by everyone. Can the 
same be said of railings or of the court which is being 
used by local people while Longwood students practice 
in the convenient gym? 

Furthermore, how come students must go through 
channel after channel in order to propose new changes, 
and then wait for it to be approved, but the ad- 
ministration can suggest, approve, and put into action 
ideas basically as they wish. A prime example is the 
work and convincing it took to lengthen open house 
hours. Students planned for over a semester and met 
time and time again with those having final approval 
before finally seeing it become a reality. On the other 
side of the standards was the almost overnight change 
of the hours of locking the dorms, and more recently 
the invention of color coded ID cards to ensure ad- 
mittance of only Longwood students to events and 
meals. Organizations must keep itemized records of all 
expenditures and receipts, and all checking and 
savings accounts are annually submitted for audit. The 
same cannot be said for a certain discretionary fund of 
the administration. Does this idea bring to mind a form 
of double standard? It would seem logical that what is 
required of students should likewise be required of 
faculty and administration. 

Until the time comes when the majority of students 
behave in ways becoming adults and the ad- 
ministration loosens their hold on final approval in all 
matters, the question of "how come" will continue. 
Let's begin to plan for the day when students and of- 
ficials acton a one-to-one straightforward, totally open 
basis. Working together for one common cause — ever 
heard that expression before? 



Serviceman's Appeal 

Letter to Editor: 

To whom may read this letter: 
With this letter I'm asking a big 
favor to the person who reads it. I 
am a serviceman who has been 
stationed in the far East for the 
last three years. In the last year 
and a half my mail call has gone 
almost to zero. I'm desperate to 
correspond with anyone. So if you 
could kindly put this ad in your 
school paper or post it where a 
large number of people could see 
it. This would be greatly 
appreciated. 

SERVICEMAN OVERSEAS 
NEEDS CORRESPONDENCE 
WITH ANYONE. MAIL 
LETTERS TO: 



AQ2 Steven A. Ball 
VA-145F-C 

CV-61USS Ranger 
FPO San Francisco, Calif. 
96601 
To who ever helps me THANK 
YOU VERY MUCH. 

Sincerely, 
Steven A. B^ 



The Other View 

Dear Editor: 

In regard to the commentary 
written concerning the dining 
hall last week, we, an interested - 
few, would like to clarify some 
misinterpreted views. 

The males on campus are not 
the reason that the dining system 
changed. The present system 



evolved from a number of 
complaints about table closings 
and the inability for some 
students to remember meal 
schedules. 

To our knowledge, no group of 
five persons has been separated. 
We try our best to keep the lines 
flowing smoothly, but there are a 
few (quite a few) students who 
have not progressed to the stage 
where they can eat without their 
roommate or special friend 
sitting with them. The hostesses 
have not been alerted to any 
special cases concerning young 
ladies who have some overt fear 
to eating with new people or for 
some strange reason cannot eat 
without their "special" 
friend(s). To remedy this 
situation, please come in with a 
group of five to insure a table 
together. If you do not have four 
friends and you cannot be 
separated from your special 
buddy, have your doctor send a 
written note to the dining hall 
staff to alleviate any difficulties. 

According to the article, 
waitresses and hostesses have 
lost their friendliness. If this 
appears so, please bear in mind 
that we do make the rules, but we 
are responsible for enforcing 
them. We do not like being 
compared to the Gestapo, nor do 
we try to employ their methods. 
Complaints regarding the new 
dining hall system should be 
taken up with those in the 
administration who established 
the rules. 

All students should remember 
that they are responsible for 
bringing their own I.D.'s to all 
meals. These I.D's are for the 
protection against non-students 
or day students eating meals 
literally free. The lines would 
move much quicker if each 
student had his or her I.D. ready 



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so the hostess can see it clearly. 
It's no thrill to sit and look at 
more than 1000 mug shots, so 
don't add to her job by trading 
I.D.'s with your best buddy. Just 
because she's a sorority sister or 
a so-called partv-er does not 
mean you have to risk your name 
and reputation to get her 
admitted to a meal. Remember 
this act constitutes falsification 
of records and is an Honor Code 
offense. This rule is supposed to 
be effective against the entire 
student body, with immunity 
granted to no one. 

All waitresses have been 
informed of the rules of the dining 
hall and are also compelled to 
abide by them. We are students 
too, with the extra burden of 
working. We have resigned 
ourselves to the fact that we have 
to work and so we try to make the 
best of it. But, we are only 
human, with the failings 
characteristic of all humans. If 
for some reason we do not appear 
sunshiny and bright— reflect 
back on your day of classes and 
see how much you'd smile. We'll 
try to abide with you during this 
period of transition, if you 
promise to try to do the same 
with us. 

P.S. We'd especially like to 
thank the males on campus for 
their co-operation in the dining 
hall. On the whole they've given 
us far less trouble than the so- 
called Longwood Ladies. 

Cheryl Bailey 
Laura Bailey 

Valerie Davis 

Michele Lill 

Martha Morris 

Mary Morris 



Dr. Mattus Is 
Now A Professor 
At Swarthmore 

Martha Elizabeth Mattus is the 
new assistant professor of 
Enghsh and technical director of 
the theatre department at 
Swarthmore College in 
Pennsylvania. She earned her 
B.A. at Cornell University with 
majors in theatre arts and 
English and her Ph.D. at the 
same university, majoring in 
drama and the theatre and 
minoring in theatre history and 
dramatic literature. She taught 
for two years at Longwood 
College covering the fields of 
theatre history, costume design 
play production, stage lighting, 
stage craft and public speaking. 

Her production experience 
includes the "Elektra" of 
Sophocles, "Rosenkrantz and 
Guildenstern Are Dead," 
"Pygmalion," "Beggar's 
Opera," "The Fantasticks," 
"Glass Menagerie" and "A 
Funny Thing Happened On The 
Way to the Forum." Ms Matus's 
doctoral dissertation was on 
"The 'fallen woman' in the fin de 
siecle English drama: 1884-1914." 




Forum 

Does The Administration Or The Students 
Have The Decision-Making Role At Longwood 



Page 3 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, September 21, 1976 



By CINDY CUMMINS 

At a time when public political 
emotions are peaking because of 
the up-coming elections, the 
Rotunda thought it might do a 
little political research of its own 
— Longwood politics, that is. 
Recently, students were asked 
their opinion to this question: 
"How strong a role do you feel 
that the administration should 
play in the decision-making 
process here at Longwood — 
especially in regard to student 
organizations?" These were 
some of the responses we got: 

Jan Bates, Freshman said. . . 
"It's hard to say. I think that in 
matters concerning the Student 
Government, majority rule 
should be the main requisite for 
decision-making in most matters. 
I do feel that the administration 
should present its opinion but the 
final decision belongs to the 
students." 

Janet Hutchinson, Sophomore 
said — "I think that the students 
should be able to make up 
policies contemporary with the 
times. . . there should be no final 
veto by the administration if the 
student body is in favor of it." 

Carol Benstein, 
Freshman...."! think the 
system that we have now is 
probably the best that we could 
have while still maintaining 
control — everyone has a 
different opinion about how 
things should be run .... I like the 
check and balance system that 
seems to take place among the 
various organizations. I feel that 
the administration should have 
the right to say no to student 
wishes as long as logical reasons 
are given to the students." 

Dave Gates, Freshman "I 

think the administrative role in 
the student-policy-making is 
important and that they should 
have veto power as a means of 
setting guidelines and keeping 
procedures on a reasonable 
course. 1 think they should have 
final say in the decision-making 
process." 

We also talked with several 
students working directly with 
various student organizations. 
Ruth Bourne, Chairman of the 
Judicial Board said... "I feel 
that the administration plays a 
vital role in the functioning of the 
Judicial Board, their advice and 
logical guidance in matters is 
very important in the proper 
functioning of the board." She 
went on to say that she has often 
found that the administration is 
more experienced in many 
matters and therefore aids the 
Board in making wiser decisions. 
Along with this, Ruth did express 



the opinion that she feels the 
students should be consulted 
more concerning decisions 
made. As an example, she cited 
certain revisions that the Judicial 
Board drew up for this year's 
handbook and said that unknown 
to her, until the boolt came out, 
things had been added and other 
deleted. She feels that this lack of 
conununication is often due to the 
fact that the administration is so 
busy. She saw a need for more 
conununication in other student- 
administration relations. 

Roxann Fox, Chairman of the 
Student Union said. ..."I feel 
that the administration should 
work more closely with the 
.students on all matters 
concerning policy making. The 
students should have greater 
input and be made more aware of 
specific actions rather than the 
general information they often 
receive." 

Carol Lewis, Vice-Chairman of 
the Residence Board. . . "I think 
that the administration has a lot 
of good intentions and that they 
try. but. I think that the 
students are too often intimidated 
by the administration in the 
decision-making process. If 
things are going to be vetoed, 
there should be an explanation 
given to the student body as a 
whole. In any matter concerning 



What happens when a com- 
munity of suburban husbands 
become unhappy with their 
wives? The answer is to turn 
them all into sexy robots. . .and 
the result is "The Stepford 
Wives." The highly suspenseful 
story by Ira Levin, author of 
Rosemary's Baby, is quickly 
complicated by two newcomers 
(played by Katherine Ross and 
Paula Prentiss). They en- 
danger their own lives as they 
try to uncover the mystery 
behind the housewives' seeming 
lack of individuality. 

"The Stepford Wives" will 
play in Jeffers Auditorium at 
7:30 p. m. on September 23, 24 
and 25. Admission is 75c. 



student life-style the 
administration's role should be 
solely advisory. I also feel that 
students should have the right to 
override a veto by the 
administration. Students are 
given a lot of responsibility but 
not enough authority to carry 
through." 

George Bennett, 
Freshman .... "I feel that the 
administration should have a 
part in the decision-making 
process but not an extremely 
dominate one. There should be a 
faculty advisor on each 
organization who will advise 
only — there should be veto 
power but it should be able to be 
overridden. 

While it seems that student- 
administrative relations are 
active it also seems that some 
think there is room for 
improvement. As one person put 
it — "everyone has a different 
opinion about how things should 
be run.". . . but as long as those 
varied opinions are voiced and 
heard we can be sure that our 
democratic process is still alive 
and working. It is dissent that 
preceeds change and change 
often that brings growth. If you'd 
like to voice an opinion on the 
matter, The Rotunda would like 
to hear from you. 



Several Proposals Passed At 
Legislative Board Meeting 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

Susann Smith called the 
Legislative Board meeting to 
order at 7:00, September 13, in 
French Parlor. First priority was 
given to Conmiittee Reports and 
Recommendations. Emily 
Burgwyn, vice-chairman of 
Legislative Board, stated that 
most of Legislative Board's 
conunittees are not effective. 
"There is no cooperation between 
committees, between the 
administration, between us." 
There is no communication 
between the boards and the 
committees. Her 
recommendation was to re- 
evaluate the standing 
conunittees of Legislative Board 
through the Ad Hoc Conmiittee 
designed to study By-Laws for 
the constitution as well. Beth 
Raff erty was approved to replace 
Beth Hatch on the Ad Hoc 
committee. A report of this re- 
evaluation will be forthcoming in 
the next two weeks. 

Two important questions were 
voted on at the meeting. A 
motion was made to give the 
Legislative Board the choice of 
voting on ballots when there is an 
important and-or controversial 
decision to be made. A majority 
of the representatives must vote 
to use ballots instead of show-of- 
hands to make this choice valid. 
This motion was passed 
unanimously and will serve to 
prevent the members of 
Legislative Board from being 
influenced in their voting by 
faculty, administration, or other 
members of the board. This will 
better insure representation of 
the student body's interests on 
important issues. 

Another motion was proposed 
in which each delegate's vote on 
each issue would be printed in 
The Rotunda. This motion was 
also passed unanimously. From 
now on all of the students will be 



able to see if their views are 
being accurately represented and 
acted upon by their chosen 
delegate to Legislative Board. 

The final order of business was 
the passage of a proposal to elect 
the editor of the Student 
Handbook within the first weeks 
of the fall semester, beginning 
this year, instead of waiting until 
the spring semester as has been 
done in the past. This action will 
result in more involvement and 
input into the Student Handbook 
on the part of the student editor. 
Following this the meeting was 
adjourned. 

The September 27 meeting of 
Legislative Board will be held in 
Wheeler Parlor. If you have any 
concerns, or if you would like to 
become involved in your student 
government, the Legislative 
Board members urge you to 
come and take part in the 
meetings. 



ATTENTION! 

How To 

Study 

Seminars 

To Be 

Announced 

Soon ! 




Sources: Our Bodies Ourselves, The Boston Women's Health Book 
Collective, 1976; "Getting An Abortion in New York City," Planned 
Parenthood of New York, 1975; Abortion Project, L. S. Beach and D. 
A. Bastek 



Tom Chapin 



(Continued from Page 1) 

female in nature and 3 years his 
senior, whom "I never had 
enough balls to go up and talk 
to!" evoked visions of "Blue eyes 
and a wanting mouth, like a north 
wind that's traveling south". 
Further northern images 
included a New Jersey Turnpike 
number "Sugar Bush", during 
which the audience provided the 
percussion with keys, hands, 
shoes, and bottles, while singing 
"Oh, what a day!" 



Tom's first ovation number 
consisted of a Harry Chapin tune 
"Circle" which customarily 
closes a concert performed by 
either Tom or Harry, nicely 
summing the magical, thoughtful 
feelings with which he leaves his 
audiency..."All my life's a circle, 
sunrise and sundown, moon rolls 
through the nighttime, 'till the 
daybreak comes around. All my 
life's a circle, and I can't tell you 
why! Seasons spinning round 
again, the years keep rolling 
by!" 



Various Questions Discussed 
At Luncheon For Male Students 



By THOMAS HAWKE 

The "lunch" consisting of beef 
pot pie (?) and melted 
Dreamsicles was served as the 
thoughts of roughly 70 males 
continued to keep saying, "Looks 
can be deceiving", and the first 
luncheon to discuss problems 
such as the "bathing cap" and 
"shirt" issues along with ideas on 
how to bring the male into the 
social circle of Longwood College 
began. 

The males were quick to 
respond to the question, "any 
questions", and the business of 
the luncheon got started with a 
slight thud. 

The "bathing cap" rule states 
that all males having hair a 
certain length are required to 
wear a bathing cap in the 
swimming pool. Round one went 
to the administration as they 
could justify their reascm of 
"hair clogs up the pool" better 
than the opposition's loss of 
pride. 

The second question raised was 
"Do guys still have to wear shirts 
everywhere outside their dorm?" 
It was decided that shirts were 
only required on the tennis 
courts, golf course and all school 
functions. (Dining hall, in the 
Rotunda, classes, etc.) 

The minutes ticked by and the 
subject was changed to male 
sports. With the soccer team 
spear headed by Bill Breeden and 
Henry Hoover Bear III well 
established and the basketball 



team giv6n second life, the fall 
activities seemed to be off on 
their way to becoming 
permanent. 

Spring sports were "talked 
about" and both the males and 
the administration came to the 
conclusion that a general interest 
would be required before any 
sport could be started. 

As the luncheon continued and 
turned toward slight repetition, 
questions and discussion tended 
to become table oriented which I 
found in my case to be very 
beneficial. 

The idea of starting a possible 
fraternity evolved with the lone 
set back of, "All you have to do is 
express your interest", which 
various males have now decided 
to do, and I wouldn't doubt that 
by the second semester, rush for 
the first Longwood fraternity 
may be under way. 

Actually, if the male 
considered, there are many 
activities that he is excluded 
from on campus because he is at 
male. But he should also consider! 
that because this is the first year 
for male residents, he can't 
expect to fall into a tennis and 
golf team or have a choice of six 
ti-atemities. However, he has 
virtually unlimited activities he 
could start with the proper 
amount of interest, where I'm 
sure the administration would be 
more than happy to 
acconunodate. 



Page 4 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, September 21, 1976 



Abortion: What, When, 



An Introduction- 
Statistics And A Little History 



According to most recent public estimates, 1.6 
million American women terminate their 
pregnancies each year — considered in a closer 
context, this means that almost 5,000 legal 
abortions are performed each day in the United 
States alone. 

At no time in the history of mankind has 
medical technology reached its current high point 
of expertise, knowledge, facilities, and research. 
With man's increased ability to protect and 
prolong life, however, has also come the 
knowledge and means of reliable termination of 
life, and the possibility of life — this, in its most 
controversial context, is abortion. 

While abortion has been practiced in cases 
where pregnancy resulted from rape, incest, or 
when a mother's life or mental health was en- 
dangered for almost as long as has been 
technically — though not always medically — 
possible; it is only within the past two and one half 
years that legal, medically safe, and substantially 
less expensive abortions have been available to 
the general public in the United States for any vast 
number of reasons. 

Prior to the 1973 Supreme Court overthrow of 
state abortion statutes, approximately one million 
illegal abortions were performed each year. Yet, a 
decade ago, only 8,000 legal abortions were per- 
formed each year as compared to the current, 
previously cited figure of 1.6 million per year. 
History of Abortion Laws and Practices 

The anti-abortionists sometimes argue that 
abortion violates an age-old natural law. But for 
centuries abortion in the early stages of 
pregnancy was widely tolerated. In many 
societies in P^urope and later in America it was 
used as one of the only dependable methods of 
fertility control. Even the Catholic Church took 
the conveniently loose view that the fetus became 
animated by the rational soul, and abortion 
therefore became a serious crime at forty days 
after conception for a boy and eighty days for a 
girl. (Methods of sex determination were not 
specified.) English and American common law, 
dating back to the thirteenth century, shows a 
fairly tolerant acceptance of abortion up until 
quickening, the moment sometime in the fifth 
month when the woman first feels the fetus move. 

Most of the laws making abortion a crime were 
not passed until the nineteenth century. In 1869 
Pope Pius IX declared that all abortion was 
murder. By the 1860's, in this country, new 
legislation outlawed all abortions except those 
"necessary to save the life of the woman." 

There were reasons why abortion suddenly 
became a "crime." The first was quite legitimate; 
abortion was a dangerous operation — methods 
crude, antiseptics scarce, the mortality rate high. 
It was in part the mid-nineteenth century wave of 
humanitarianism that brought in abortion laws to 
protect women. Secondly, it was during this time 
that medical care for women passed out of the 
hands of midwives, who had almost certainly 
performed abortions as part of their services, into 



the realm of male doctors, who did not necessarily 
respect a woman's right to end a pregnancy. 
Thirdly, new understanding of the biology of 
conception and pregnancy made it clear that the 
fetus is alive before its movements can be felt, so 
an abortion before quickening became for some a 
more serious matter. Fourth, just at a time when 
women's increasing understanding of conception 
was helping them to avoid pregnancy, certain 
governments and religious groups desired 
population growth to fill grov/ing industries and 
new farmable territories. Abortion laws saw to it 
that women took their place alongside the other 
machines of a developing economy. Last and 
perhaps most insidious, a highly moralistic group 
obsessed with banning "sex for pleasure" struck 
up a campaign against both abortion and birth 
control. Sex was for marriage and marriage was 
for making babies. Sex outside marriage was 
immoral; pleasurable sex inside marriage was 
somewhat immoral; and unwanted pregnancy 
was the punishment for such indulgence. 

History has shown that women vsrill seek 
abortion whether it is legal or not, and the new 
laws made increasing numbers of women have to 
get abortions illegally. There was a high rate of 
complication, infertility and even death among 
women who desperately tried to abort themselves, 
or who were forced underground for dangerous 
illegal operations. There were illegal profits to 
back-street abortionists, who charged high prices 
for non-medical procedures done in unsanitary 
conditions. There was blatant discrimination 
against poor women, who had to risk back-street 
abortions while their wealthier sisters could often 
find and pay a cooperative doctor. And those 
unable to end their unwanted pregnancies too 
often found their lives, and those of the children 
born, twisted by the hardships involved. 

In the mid-1960s some angry and concerned 
women and men began to organize to try to change 
the existing abortion laws. In 1970 New York State 
passed not a mere "reform" but a "near repeal" 
abortion statute, allowing abortion up through 24 
weeks from the last menstrual period, if it was 
done in a medical facility by a doctor. 

Then in January 1973 the U. S. Supreme Court 
made its decision affirming that the "right of 
privacy. . .founded in the 14th Amendment's 
concept of personal liberty. . .is broad enough to 
encompass a woman's decision whether or not to 
terminate her pregnancy." The Court held that 
through the first trimester (12 weeks) of 
pregnancy, the decision to have an abortion may 
be made solely by the pregnant woman and her 
doctor. Following approximately the end of the 
first trimester, a state's power to regulate 
abortion is limited to the establishment of rules 
governing where and by whom an abortion may be 
performed. "It is only when the fetus has reached 
a point of viabiUty (from 24 to 28 weeks of 
gestation) that the state may go so far as to 
prescribe abortion. . .except when it is necessary 
to preserve the life or health of the mother. " 



WHERE TO CALL 

Are there any reliable short-cuts? 
There are a couple. 

One is to call a source of medical care you've used before — a 
doctor, a hospital, a community health center, or a birth 
control clinic that you know, like and feel generally com- 
fortable about. At the very least, any of them should be able 
to offer you the test-plus-exam confirming pregnancy. It may 
turn out they can also provide the rest of the services 
necessary at a price you're happy with. If so, fine. If they 
can't, they should be able to advise you how to proceed from 
that point on. 

Another way is to call Planned Parenthood — either their 
FAMILY PLANNING INFORMATION SERVICE (677-3040), 
which is for anyone, or FACTS BY PHONE (677-3320), which 
is specifically for callers under 18. 
Both refer, not just to Planned Parenthood centers, but to 
other state-licensed clinics and hospitals, whichever you 
prefer and-or need. Or if you want to be a doctor's private 
patient, they'll give you the names of qualified specialists. 
They can also answer questions and help with special 
situations, financial or otherwise. There's no charge — 
referral is something you shoula never have to pay for. 
In Virginia: 

Planned Parenthood Center Richmond, Va. 

1218 W. Franklin Street 353-5516 



Interviews And Implications- 
Why They Chose Abortion 



"I love Gary, and we're going 
to be married, probably next 
year. Bui when I got pregnant the 
fall of my junior year (in college - 
1973), it was like the whole world 
crashed in. It would have killed 
my parents if they knew we were 
sleeping together, lei alone that I 
was pregnant. We probably both 
would have had to drop out of 
school. There wasn't anything I 
could do then. The whole thing 
(experience of pregnancy) 
nearly ruined the entire year for 
me. We almost broke up." 

A 1975 college graduate who 
also had an abortion in 1973 noted 
similar reasons for choosing 
abortion. "Id been on the Pill for 
a year, and had just gotten off. 
We got drunk one night, and that 
was it. John's a year younger. He 
was all ready to get married, but 



I just couldn't let him do that 
either. My parents would've 
understood, I think, but it 
would've really been a 
disappointment to them. I think 
they know we practically live 
together, but I think they also 
think we've got sense enough to 
be careful. We are, now." 

Interviews and the attitudes of 
survey respondents seem to point 
(•ut that young women who have 
abortions are usually engaged in 
a close relationship with only one 
male, and are quite often 
planning on marrying him 
following graduation from 
college. The exceptions are the 
occasional, promiscious female, 
or the individual who finds 
herself pregnant while in her 
early teens. 



The Legal IinpUcatioiis of Abortion: 
The Laws As They Now Stand 

1. Abortion is a decision that rests solely between a 
woman and her physician until approximately the end of the 
first twelve weeks of pregnancy. 

2. During the following twelve weeks, "the State, in 
promoting its interest" in the woman's health, may — if it so 
chooses - impose regulations on the abortion procedures in 
ways that will safeguard her health. 

3. After this period, "the State, in promoting its interest 
in the potentiality of human life, may, if it chooses, regulate" 
and prohibit abortion, except when it is necessary to preserve 
the mother's life or health. 



Sources: Our Bodies Ourselves, The Boston Women's Health Book 
Collective, 197S; "Getting An Abortion in New York City," Planned 
Parenthood of New York, 1975; Abortion Project, L. S. Beach and D 
A. Bastek. 




WHEN YOU CALL FOR AN ABORTION APPOINTMENT 



Bapraparadtotall: 

D Your LMP data-when 
your last period started. 

I I Your aga and haalth 

history— past or present 
illnesses, allergies, any 
other special conditions. 

U If you hava haalth 
Inauranca covaraga- 

Medicaid, Blue Cross- 
Blue Shield, or any other. 



Ba prapared to aak: 

I I What'a tha completa coat 
and what doas it covar? 

□ Tha abortion itaalf, 

including the services of 
the doctor who does it 
(and the anesthetist, if 
needed) 

D Pragnancy confirmation, 

including urine test and 
internal exam 

D Alilaboratory teata, 

including urinalysis, blood 
tests for anemia and RH 
factor, and blood typing 

D Counaaling sarvicaa 

D AnasthaMc 

Local? General? 

D All druga and madicinaa, 

including Rhogam, if 
needed 

D Birth control, including 
counseling, prescription, 
and supplies (or insertion, 
if you want an lUD) 

D Post-abortion chackup 



LJ How ia paymant handiad? 

Q What Inauranca 
covaraga ia accaptad? 

D Do you hava to pay in 
advanca? 

G Can you pay In 
inatalimanta? 

D What'a tha policy on 
conaanta? 

LJ How long will you hava to 
atay at tha clinic or 
hoapital? 

And if you'ra calling a 
fraa-atanding clinic... 

D la it atata-llcanaad? 

D What happana if 

amargancy hoapitalization 
ia nacaasary? 

I I la thara a 24-hour phona 

numbar? 



I 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, September 21, 1976 



Where, Why, How 



Compiled By 
Anne Carter Stephens 



Comparative Statistics for the Different 
Abortion Methods 



1. Incidence 
July 1970- 

June 1971 
New York City* 

55.7% 

28.7% 

14.7% 

0.9% 



suction 
D&C 
saline 
hysterotomy 



July 1972- 

June 1973 
New York City 

77.4% 

10.9% 

10.8% 

0.2% 



As time goes by and information about abortion 
gets around, more and more women are able to 
have abortions in the first 12 weeks, when they are 
safer. 

2. Mortality (deaths related to each procedure) 

September 1974 survey, 17 states reporting over- 
allf: 

3.2 deaths per 100,000 legal abortions. By 
method: 

1.7/100,000 suction 

13.2/100,000 amniotic fluid exchange 

66.0/100,000 hysterotomy 

Early abortion is safer!!! These mortality rates 
compare well to the 14 deaths per 100,000 live 
births for women going through pregnancy and 
childbirth in 1973. J 

3. Complications (including excessive bleeding, in- 
fection, perforated uterus and retained tissue, as 
well as minor complications) § 

EARLY 



4- 6 weeks 

7-8 weeks 

9-10 weeks 

11-12 weeks 

12-14 weeks 

14 weeks 

19-20 weeks 



ABORTION 

1.3% 



SUCTION D&C SALINE 



5.1% 

6.8% 

6.2% 

13.0% 



3f 
8.1% 

9.6% 

25.4% 



29.5% 
21.0% 



The General Abortion Process- 
A Brief Overview 



The counselor should also be 
familiar with the general 
abortion process. It is for this 
reason that the following 
summary has been compiled. 

Medical Preliminaries: Prior to 
the abortion the woman's doctor 
will want her medical history. He 
will inquire as to how many 
previous pregnancies the woman 
has experienced. He will also 
need to Imow if the abortion 
candidate has a history of 
asthma, TB, heart disease, acute 
kidney disease, epilepsy, or 
bleeding or clotting problems. 
The physician will normally 
check blood type as well. 

Anesthesia: Vacuum (suction) 
aspiration abortions can be 
performed under either local or 
general anesthetic. The local 
anesthetid (or paracervical 
block) is nonnally an injection of 
xylocaine or novacaine on either 
side of the cervix. Local 
anesthesia is generally 
considered to be both safer and 
cheaper than a general 
anesthetic. General anesthetics 
tend to require a longer recovery 
time. 

Complicatioii: Instances of 
complications are very rare and 
generally less than 4 women in 
1000 experience complications, 
(BosU^ Womens Health Club 
Collective, Onrselves, Oar 
Bodies, p. 146). Hemorrhage can 
be caused by a laceration of the 
wall of the uterus by the dilator or 
curette. This is characterized by 
a heavy flow of blood 
accompanied by heavy clotting. 



Techniques Of Abortion- 
How It Is Done And When 



Vacuum . .Suction; The suction 
method has become the most 
commonly used medical 
technique for the termination of 
pregnancy. The procedure 
involves the dilation of the cervix 
by passing a series of plastic or 
metal dilators (each larger than 
the other) into the cervix. Once 
the cervix is dilated, a sterile 
tube attached to a vacuum 
aspirator is inserted into the 



the fetal tissue from the uterine 
wall. The fragments are thus 
drawn out and down a lube by 
means of the vacuum pump. This 
process normally takes about 5 lo 
7 minutes. The uterus may 
experience some cramping, but 
the procedure is virtually 
painless. This technique is 
permissable up until the 12th 
week of pregnancy. The V-S 



Survey Results 



Most normal abortions produce 
slight spotting however and the 
two should not he c(Hifused. The 
heavy blood flow can be 
indicative that not all fetal tissue 
has been removed or that the 
uterus has not contracted to 
normal size. Infection can occur 
if unsterilized instruments have 
been used or if the womans 
resistance is low so that any 
infection present before the 
abortion can spread. The woman 
should not use feminine hygiene 
products or have intercourse too 
soon after the abortion as this 
may lead to infection as well. 
Nausea, vomiting, heavy 
cramping, and temperature are 
all symptoms of possible 
infection. Incomplete abortion 
results when all fetal material 
has not been removed. This 
usually requires that the abortion 
be completed by E>&C. An odor or 
discharge, cramping, vomiting, 
nausea, or hemorrhaging are all 
danger signs. 

Aftercare: A woman can 
nomnially resume normal activity 
within a few hmirs of the V-S. 
However, she should be on the 
lookout for danger signals listed 
above. Further phy^cians will 
normally reoxninend that she 
abstain from douching, tub baths, 
tamp(ms, or intercourse for four 
weeks. Most doctors prescribe an 
antibiotic such as tetracycline or 
ergotrate. Normally if an 
antibiotic is prescribed it is 
recommended that alcoholic 
drinks be refrained from for 10 
days. 



uterus. The aspirator sucits up technique is easier and faster to 

perform than the D&C procedure 
and causes the patient less 
trauma. 

Dilation and Curettage; (D&C 
Although the V-S method is now 
more frequently used, some 
physicians have been practicing 
the D&C for years and continue to 
use this procedure. This 
procedure involves the dilation of 
I he cervix and the scraping of the 
patient's womb with a curette. 
Dilators are used to expand the 
cervix. The size of the dilators 
range from 2 mm. At the 10th 
we^ the dilator is 12 mm. and at 
12 weeks the dilator is 14 mm. 
The curette, which is a small 
metal loop on the end of a thin 
long handle, is used by the 
physician to gently scrape the 
internal wall of the uterus. The 
fetal tissue is removed with 
forceps. During this procedure 
the patient is totally 
anesthetized. The patient must 
recuperate from six hours to two 
days during which time there 
may be some bleeding. This 
procedure can be used up until 
the 12th week of pregnancy. Care 
must be taken not to perforate the 
uterine wall during the abortion, 
which is usually done in a 
hospital. 

i Saline Injection: in this 
, procedure a local anesthetic is 
applied to the abdomen; then a 
lonK needle is passed through the 
abdominal wall which withdraws 
' an amount of amniotic fluid. The 
I amniotic fluid is replaced with an 
I equal amount of concentrated 
I salt solution. Patients normally 
i do not react unfavorably to tiiis 
injection but some women 
experience heat, cramps, or a 
burning sensation in the pelvic 
region. If this occurs the 
woman's head is elevated and she 
is given some water to drink. 
Once the symptoms have 
subsided the procedure is 
continued. Sometimes minute 
quantities of salt enter the 
abdominal cavity which may 
cause cramping or nausea. This 
is treated easily and there are no 
long term effects of this 
discomfort. Contractions will 
begin several hours after this 
process. These contractions are 
as strong as those experienced 
during full term pregnancy. 
General anesthetics are not used 
but sleeping pills or demerol may 
be used. After 8 to 15 hours of 
labor the fetus is expelled. This 



A survey was made recently of 90 college females concerning 
abortion and their feelings about it. Below are General Implications 
Drawn from Total Survey Results. 

1. There is no apparent significance between reUgious preference 
and the individual likelihood of engaging in premarital sexual in- 
tercourse. 

2. There is apparently no significant relationship between 
marijuana usage and premarital mtercourse ; roughly two thirds of all 
non-virgins had used marijuana, while almost one half of all virgins 
had. There is, however, a tendency on the part of non-virgin marijuana 
users to experiment with stronger drugs. 

3. While ages of first intercourse ranged from 13 to 19, the mean 
age for all non-virginis was 18. 

4. The great majority of survey subjects are famiUar with ahnost 
all forms of birth control; the Pill ranks as the foremost choice as a 
birth control method among two thirds of all subjects. 

5. Virgins are more Ukely than non-virgins to turn to parents for 
information about sex; however, all subjects indicated they would 
consult reading materials and friends for information first, while 
doctors and health-phys ed. teachers followed closely behind parents 
as "sex information consultants." Non-virgins are four times as Ukely 
to consult a doctor for birth control mformation as are virgins. 

6. Half of all non-virgins report a tendency to engage in sexual 
intercourse with no birth control, while two thirds of all virgins say 
they would never do so without using any birth control method. 

7. Approximately three-fourths of all non-virgins, and exactly one 
half of all virgins worry about the possibility that they might become 
pregnant while not married. 

8. Two thirds of all subjects became aware of abortion m junior 
high school; most learned atwut it through a healthi).e. class, 
although the introductory sources were varied. 

9. Over two-thirds of all survey subjects know at least one in- 
dividual who had an abortion, although non-virgins are sUghtly more 
Ukely to. Of aU subjects concerned, the mean ages for both the subject 
and the individual at the time of the abortion was 18. Oie of every 18 
subjects has had an abortion. 

10. The majority of subjects indicated that they were aware of, 
would make personal use of, and considered abortion counseling 
services useful, desirable, or necessary for the general pubUc. 
However, the majority of subjects also felt that the variety of coun- 
seling services outside of those concerned with abortion are not 
generally known to he available. 

11. Only two subjects felt that abortion was never justifiable under 
any circumstances; sUghtly over one third felt that it was justifiable 
under any circumstances. 

12. Over two-thirds of aU subjects regarded individuals who had experience can be painful and 
had abortions as "no different from anyone else"; however, vh-gins emotionally harrowing and it is 
were more prone to feel that those who have had an abortion were essential to provide counseling 
careless. for ihose women having this 

13. Both virgins and non-virgins favored three of seven possible method of abortion. This 
answers to the question "If I became pregnant and was not married, I procedure is used in pregnancies 
would.. ."Theywere:considerationofhavingthechild, and basisofa [^^ have gone for 16 weeks or 
decision after talking to the chUd's father, and the subject's parents. '°H^„^Jj^,„t^„y. This orocedure 

14. subjects who indicated that they taew at least one individual Jjt J^^aftS^'w^ks of 
who had had an abortion noted in over half of their responses that prggfjancy. The fetus is removed 
pregnancy resulted from a lack of use of birth control. through a small abdominal 

15. The majority of subjects felt that their attitude towards incision near the pubic bone. This 
abortion has been greaUy affected by friends. is considered surgery. Several 

16. SUghtiy over half of the subjects felt that availabiUty of in- days of hospitalization are 
formation concoTung abortion and birth control was adequate. required and this can be terribly 

17. Witti the exception of only six individuals, subjects felt that expensive. It is very common for 
individuals who have had or are considering having abortions need at women to require caesarian 

births after havmg this type oi 
. abortion. 



least some professional counseling. 



Page 6 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, September 21, 1976 



Kenneth Huber Enthusiastically 
Greeted At Piano Performance 



By Margaret Hammersley 

Thursday evening, September 
16, the l^ngwood College Music 
Department was both proud and 
pleased to initate the Visiting 
Artist Series with the 
performance of pianist Kenneth 
Huber. Thursday's recital 
marked Mr. Huber's second 
appearance at Longwood, and he 
was received with great 
enthusiasm. 

With no introduction needed, 
Mr. Huber began his program 
with three pieces by Scarlatti: 
Sonata in C Major, L. 104; 
Pastorale in E Minor, L. 413; and 
Capriccio in E Major, L. 375. The 
intense expression with which the 
pieces were performed 
captivated his audience. The 
Scarlatti selections were followed 
by a Mozart selection, Rondo in A 
Minor, K. 511, and three Chopin 
pieces. The ardor and sensitivity 
with which Mr. Huber played 
Chopin's Nocturne in C Sharp 
Minor, Op. 27, No. 1; Nocturne in 
D Hat Major, Op. 27, No. 2; and 
Barcarolle, Op. 60 penetrated 
throughout the audience. 

Mr. Huber's passion ior, and 
absorption with his music was 
overwhelmingly evident with his 
performance of Schubert's 
Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15. 
Scanning the audience for their 
expression and response, it was 
apparent they were very excited 
with the dynamic opening phrase 
of Schubert. The audience so 
remained enraptured through the 
entire selection, applauding Mr. 
Huber with inunense fervor. The 
Schubert selection was certainly 
the most enthusiastically 
received selection of the evening. 

Following the recital was an 
informal reception in which Mr. 
Huber warmly greeted his 
audience. 

Thursday afternoon, several 
hours prior to the recital, Mr. 
Huber, casually attired and 
practicing in the hall, granted 
The Rotunda an interview. 
Composed and very much at 
ease, Mr. Huber talked of himself 
and of music, naturally. Kenneth 
Huber, at age fourteen made his 
musical debut with a solo recital 
while studying under teacher 



Shirley Shaffer in Colorado 
Springs, Colorado. 

Perhaps the busiest and most 
ambitious time in his life was the 
four years with the United States 
Navy Band, in Washington, D. 
C. In 1968 before his enlistment, 
he wondered if the Navy would 
have a position for a performer 
such as himself. He commented, 
"Friends thought I was crazy," 
however, after an audition, the 
Navy Band Services wanted him. 
Mr. Huber explained that the 
Navy Bands grew considerably 
at that time period, for there 
were other talents such as Mr. 
Huber, who enlisted in the 
military with such intents. 

Those four years were 
extremely busy. While living in 
Washington, D. C, he traveled 
extensively with the band. 
Simultaneously, he was 
performing solo recitals and 
teaching private lessons. Once a 
week Mr. Huber went to 
Baltimore for his own lessons 
under Leon Fleisher. For a 
period of one semester, he flaw 
almost every week end to Indiana 
to complete his Masters Degree 
at Indiana University. Mr. Huber 
conunented, "It took a lot of 
energy." 

Mr. Huber has played 
throughout the country with 
various orchestras, as well as a 
soloist. Currently he is a 
Professor of Piano at Virginia 
Intermont College. 

When asked about his selection 
of repetoire, Mr. Huber admitted 
that he does not always 
concentrate upon classical and 
romantic pieces. For Thursday's 
program he had originally 
planned American works to 
complement the American 
Bicentennial, yet with further 
reflection decided that the 
audience would probably have 
already been "Americanized to 
death," and so remained with the 
program of Scarlatti, Mozart, 
Chopin and Schubert. Mr. Huber 
commented that he chose such a 
program because it was 
"extremely challenging to me 
artistically." He had not 
previously opened a recital with 
Scarlatti, so decided that it was 



L,C Library Has New New Attractions 
And Systems For This School Year 



By ANITA CRUTCHFIELD 

T\w library has initialed a new 
system of counting its users. As 
one enters the building he is 
counted by an electric eye which 
counts each lime Ihe light is 
broken. Hopefully this will be a 
more accurate way of measuring 
the number of people using the 
library. 

The hours for the library as of 
now are: 7:45 a.m.-lO p.m. Mon.- 
Thurs., 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Sal., and 2 
p.m.-lO p.m. Sundays. Librarian 
Mrs. Martha liCStourgeon says 
thai these hours are based on 
counts of users in the past. 
Usually usage drops off by 9 p.m. 
every night and not many people 
chose to spend Saturday nights at 
the library. 

Mrs. lieStourgeon does not 
anticipate any changes in the 
security system of the library 
and thai they are now in the 
process of an inventory. This is 
the first inventory since the 
1950's. 

On exhibit now in the 
downstairs library are some art 



works of Mordi Gassner. An 
Intimate Exhibition: ARTWAYS 
OF MORDI GASSNER was 
assembled lo show how style 
expresses function in art as in 
behavior. In this selection of his 
works the motive is to 
demonstrate how intent, content, 
and attendant circumstances 
evoke Ihe manner of creative 
self-expression. 

Mordi Gassner was born in 
New York City, attended Parsons 
School of Design, the Art 
Students lieague and Brooklyn 
Institute of Arts and Sciences. 
Primarily a painter, he has 
devoted most of his career to vast 
symbolic mural composition for 
which he has received many 
awards and a Guggenheim 
Fellowship. 

He made his theatrical debute 
as art director for Douglas 
Fairbanks Sr.'s "Thief of 
Baghdad" and has since worked 
extensively on Broadway plays 
as well as films and television. 
His commercial work includes 
advertisements, wall paper and 
fabric designs, steamship decor, 
and book illustrations. 



time to do so. He has played 
Scarlatti for some time, and 
enjoys it. 

Musically, the Chopin pieces 
complement one another. Mr. 
Huber explained that the 
openings and closings of the two 
nocturnes and Barcarolle, "seem 
to fit together. . .That's the way 
my mind works." Sitting at the 
piano to demonstrate what he had 
said, he played a bit of the three 
pieces, and then simply added, 
"Barcarolle is one of my favorite 
pieces." 

Mr. Huber explained that 
Schubert's Fantasy in C Major, 
Op. 15 was "a piece way ahead 
of its time." He found it to be 
"technically difficult," as well as 
musically "challenging." He had 
recently learned the Schubert 
composition over the past 
summer. He enjoys a 
composition which presents a 
challenge, and enjoys "giving it 
shape." 

The Mozart selection, Rondo in 
A Minor, K. 511, was chosen for 
performance because "it is gem 
of classical music." 

Mr. Huber also talked about 
modem music for piano. When 
asked if he played any 
contemporary pieces, he 
answered, "Yes, but not in front 
of audiences." He was also asked 
if he composed himself; his 
answer was simply, "No." He 
commented that he thinks 
musically, but it is not as though 
he sits at the breakfast table and 
has tunes pop into his head. 
Rather than composing himself, 
he "recreates" others' music. 

Upon asking Mr. Huber about 
his reception at the college, he 
admitted to have been received 
very warmly, and was quite 
pleased with such a reception. He 
was delighted that the faculty 
and the department of music 
were so cordial and gracious. 
Speaking of the recital hall, he 
complimented the Molnar Hall 
very highly, commenting that "It 
is a wonderful place to play. . .a 
beautiful hall. . .the acoustics are 
great." 

Mr. Huber confessed that his 
initial reception "makes a 
difference" to him and to his 
performance. He added in 
closing, "Everyone here is very 
friendly; you want to play for 
them." 

As Mr. Huber was enthusiastic 
about playing at Longwood, 

Longwood was equally as 
enthusiastic about his 
performance, and will welcome 
hiJTi back at any time. 

Music Majors 
Travel To Sing 

Several Longwood Music 
majors have sung on two 
separate occasions for citizens in 
Buckingham County. On 
September 4th, Janet Tuitt, 
Therees Tkach, Hank Dahlman, 
Laura York, Richard Chisenhall, 
Rene Rowland and Diane Quinn 
went with Dr. McCray under the 
request of Mr. I.B. Dent to a 
meeting of the Central Virginia 
Museum Chapter at Col Alto in 
Buckingham. After a buffet 
meal, a light program was 
presented including numbers 
from "Carousel" and 
"Godspell." This was also a first 
for Longwood. Mr. Dahlman and 
Mr. Chisenhall were the first 
male music majors to sing for the 
promotion of music education at 
Longwood. 




Scene at recent tryouts for Twelfth Night. 



Longwood Player's Upcoming 
Production, Twelfth Night, 
To Play From October 6-9 



By IRISH HOWLAND 

"To be or not to be" is not the 
question in Jarman Auditorium 
these days, for preparations have 
begun on the Longwood Player's 
upcoming production of 
Shakespeare's TWELFTH 
NIGHT. This comedy of 
characters, directed by Dr. 
Patton Lockwood, will be 
presented to Longwood audiences 
and to the general public October 
6th through 9th at 8:00 each 
evening. 

The cast includes a wide 
variety of talent, not only from 
Longwood and Hampden-Sydney 
students, but professors and 
members of the local community 
as well. Jacqui Singleton, 
Longwood senior portraying Sir 
Toby, has been seen in such 
recent productions as THE 
APPLE TREE, BEGGAR'S 
OPERA, and THE CHILDREN'S 
HOUR. Opposite Sir Toby is Sir 
Andrew, played by Longwood 
freshman, George Bennett. The 
role of Malvolio will be portrayed 
by Hampden-Sydney professor, 
Dr. Hassell Simpson. A long time 
actor on the stage, Dr. Simpson's 
most recent performances 
include: Daniel Players 
productions of HARVEY, COME 
BLOW YOUR HORN, and 
PLAZA SUITE, and Hampden- 
Sydney productions of TEN 
LITTLE INDIANS and 
INDIANS. Rick Vaughn, 
currently teaching mathematics 
at Cumberland High School, will 
portray County Orsino, the Duke 
of Illyria. Rick's many 



Music Events 



Thurs., Sept. 23, 8:00 p.m. — 
Camerata Singers. An evening 
of Music from the Classical 
Period. MoUiar Recital Hall. 
Fee: $1.50. (MDS) 

Thurs., Sept. 30, 8:00 p.m. — 
Visiting Artist Series. Ron 
Thomas, cello. Cosponsors: 
Foreign Languages Depart- 
ment and Music Department. 
Molnar Recital Hall. No charge. 
(VAS) 

Sun., Oct. 3, 4:00 p.m. — 
Student Recital. Janet Dollins, 
organ. Molnar Recital Hall. No 
charge. (MDS) 



accomplishments on the stage 
include THE BEGGAR'S 
OPERA, and PEER GYNT at 
Longwood, as well as Hampden- 
Sydney' s productions of 
INDIANS, and the Daniel 
Players production of PAINT 
YOUR WAGON. 

Reeney Manley, Longwood 
sophomore, will present a most 
comic appearance as Shake- 
speare's Feste, the Cloown. 
Reeney's recent credits include 
IN THE RESTROOM AT 
ROSENBLOOM'S, THE 
CHILDREN'S HOUR, and THE 
BEGGAR'S OPERA. Jill Wilkins, 
a Longwood senior, will perform 
in her acting debut, the character 
Viola. Vicki Mann, a Longwood 
freshman, will also be making 
her debut at Longwood in the role 
of Olivia. Maria will be portrayed 
by Linda Carwile, a Longwood 
day student, who has performed 
in such productions as A MOUSE 
THAT ROARED, RHINO+ 
SEROUS, CAN'T TAKE IT WITH 
YOU, and OLIVER at a 
Community Theatre in 
Kingsport, Tennessee. 

Others in the cast include Andy 
Mann as Antonio; Jerome Laux 
as Sebastian; Mary Isemann as 
Curio; Linda Kulp as Valentine; 
Larry Folwell doubling roles as 
the Captain and the Priest; 
Paulette Daniel and Diane 
McKown as Officers; and Kate 
Young, Connie Turner, and Susan 
White as attendants to the fair 
Olivia. 

Backstage can be found the 
familiar faces of Stage Manager, 
Sara Jo Wyatt and Assistant 
Director, Trish Howland. 
Technical crews will be headed 
by Steve Chu, set; Anne 
Saunders, lights; Jenny Clover- 
Droney, make-up; Meryl Phelps, 
sound; Wanda Kirkland, 
costumes; Marilyn Kibler, 
publicity; Karen Kimbrough, 
props; and Lee Murray, house. 
A multi-level, period set has 
been designed by Mr. Ben 
Emerson, who is the latest 
addition to the Longwood 
Deparmtnet of Speech and 
Dramatic Arts. The lighting 
design will be provided by Anne 
Saunders, and among the 
musicians for the performances 
will be Temple Williamson, 
Stacey Waymack, and Kate 
Young. 

Remember! The TWELFTH 
NIGHT is coming! 
Come one. Come All!!!!!!!! 



I, 



Page? 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, September 21, 1976 



Volleyball Team 1976 



Becky Allen 
Julie Allen 
Karen Balint 
Debbie Brown 
Kaye Carter 
Meg Cook 
Teri Dunnivant 
Linda Eagle 



Terry Johnson 
Sharon Jones 
Penny Norford 
Caty Rafferty 
Sue Rama 
Cindy Smith 
Cindy Thomas 
Rhonda Woody 



Susan Boman-manager-trainer 

Joyce Ray-manager 

Carolyn C. Price-coach 



Lancers Had Good Turn Out 
For Their Fall Try-Outs 



The Lancers plan to hold their 
Fall Club Show on Friday, Oc- 
tober 15th. The club would like to 
see you at their show. Please see 
the Rotunda, Kathie Marth or 
Debbie Cross for further in- 
formation as to the time and 
place. 

The Lancers held try-outs on 
Tuesday Sept. 14th and Monday, 
Sept. 20th, for the show which is 
at Averette College on October 
8th. The following people tried 
out: 

Kathy Castagna 
Pat Caudle 
Dee Clenuner 
Debbie Cross 
Kathie Marth 
Megan McDonald 
Polly Milliner 



Lori Morgan 
Pat Perkins 
Juli Tracy 
Brenda Wile 

The results of the tri-outs will 
be in next weeks Rotunda. 

There has been a revision of the 
officers for the Longwood Lan- 
cers of 1976-1977, and are as 
follows: 

Kathie Marth — President; 
Chairman of the Horse Show. 

Debbie Cross — Vice 
President; Co-Chairman of the 
Horse Show. 

Sharon Arrington — Recording 
Secretary. 

Lori Morgan — Corresponding 
Secretary. 

Ann Corson — Treasurer. 

Kathie Marth — Historian. 



The tentative schedule of the Lancers Competitive 
Riding Group is as follows: 



Oct. 8 (Fri.) 
Oct. 15 (Fri.) 
Oct. 22 (Fri.) 
Oct. 29 (Fri.) 

Nov. 5 (Fri.) 
Dec. 3 (Fri.) 
Feb. 18 (Fri.) 
April 8 (Fri.) 
April 15 or 22 
May 6 



Averett' 

Longwood Club Show 

Lynchburg and R-MWC 

Oak Manor — Madison and 

Mary Baldwin 

Southern Sem. 

Virginia Interment 

Sweet Briar 

Longwood Club Show 

Regionals 

Nationals 



Elections, Spirit, And Enthusiasm 
Present At Recent Class Meeting 



Kappa Delta Pi And The Student Educational 
Association Meet To Discuss Plans For The Year 



Two educational organizati(»is 
met last week in order to discuss 
both new and old business 
connected with their field. Kappa 
Delta Pi, the national honor 
society of education, and the 
'tudent Educational Association 
met in order to plan for the 
coming year. Both organizations 
are anxious to get more 
information and materials for 
students interested in education 
and for those preparing to teach. 
On September 15, Kappa Delta 
Pi held its first meeting. Christy 
Moody, President stated that 
because of the lack of methods 
courses in their fields, many 
secondary majors felt they were 
unprepared to student teach. 
Kappa Delta Pi plans to do 
something about this, although as 



the plans to sponsor the beer and 
pretzel party for Okoberfest. 
scheduled for Friday, Oct. 15. 

The SEA had their first 
meeting on September 14, 
beginning with the introduction of 
the new officers for this year. 
Wanda Garrett was announced 
President, along with Kathy 
Condyles and Jeanne Machen as 
the two Vice-Presidents. 
According to Kathy Condyles, the 
purpose of this organization is to 
"encourage and promote the 
.eaching profession". Several 
events have been planned with 
this purpose in mind. One of the 
newest additions is the SEA 
Scholarship to be given lo a 
deserving student in the spring. 
Guest speakers and movies, both 
with an educational theme, will 



of now it is still in the planning be brought to Longwood College 



By DONNA HASKY 

The main purpose of the 
Freshman Class meeting was to 
elect an Oktoberfest chairman 
from the class of 1980. Carol 
Bensten was elected chairman 
and Pam Spangler was elected as 
Freshman Dining Hall 
Representative, but the meeting 
ended up being more than just an 
election. On that night of 
September 14th, Jeffers 
Auditorium was filled with class 
spirit. . . Ihe spirit of Red and 
White. Liz Barch, Junior Class 
President, expressed pleasure 

Basketball Try-Outs 
To Begin Soon 

On September 15, a woman's 
basketball meeting was held for 
all students interested in 



and surprise at seeing the more 
than 100 freshmen that attended. 

Evidencing their freshman 
enthusiasm, seven candidates 
were qucikly nominated before it 
was moved that the nominations varwey 
be closed. The seven included 
Becky Allen, Carol Bensten, 
Cyndy Downey, Dee Dee 
Giannettino, Robin Rowen, Stacy 
Waymack and Trisha 
Whitehurst. 

After the meeting, newly- 
elected chairman Carol Bensten 
expressed her feelings about 
freshman involvement in 
Oktoberfest. "I'm really happy to 
have been elected to one of the 
first and most important 
endeavors we will undertake as a 
class this year. I know we can 
make an important impact on 
Oktoberfest." 

"As a class we have a lot of 



stages of development. 

Another event the society plans 
to do is a once-a-month banquet 
with guest speakers. They also 
hope to get companies to bring 
materials and information to 
Longwood for display purposes. 
A banquet for out-going student 
teachers has also been discussed. 
Christy indicated that Kappa 
Delta Pi wanted to be "somethinjg 
helpful and worthwhile for the 
students of Longwood College!! 

On the immediate agenda are 

L. C. Golf Team 
Holds 1-1 Record 
After Two Matches 

The Longwood Golf Teams 
have a cumulative record of 71 
wins, 16 losses and 3 ties.. 

The golf team had a match with 
William and Mary and Madison 
in Williansburg on September 9, 
1976. lA)ngwood beat Madison 8-4 
and lost lo William and Mary 7-8. 
Nan Patterson, a freshman from 
Martinsville, was low scorer for 
liOngwood with Deanna Vanwey, 
a freshman from Alexandria, 
second. 

Scoring is done by the Nassau 
Scoring System. The winner of 
the front 9 holes receives one 
point, the winner of the back 9 
holes receives one point, and the 
winner for the total 18 holes 
receives one point. Therefore, it 
is possible for each player to 
score three points for her team. 
Points received for l-ongwood 
were as follows for the match on 
Sept. 9 Gail Pollard - ^, Deanna 
3V^, Becky Webb - 5, 
Meg Baskervill - 4, Nan 
Patterson - 5. 

The next golf match will be at 
the Longwood Golf Course with 
William and Mary and Madison. 
On Monday, September 20. The 
match will begin at 12:30 p.m. 



for the benefit of all students. 

Two important events have and 
will take the SEA off the 
Ijongwood campus and put them 
on the road. On Sept. 10, Jeanne 



particiiiating in this sport. Coach spirit, it's just a matter of getting 

Carolyn Hodges told the group everyone together. The Junior 

that tryouts will begin October 18 ■ -- • • ' - 

and would be on Mondays, 

Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays 

and Sundays for about two weeks. 

The coach also stated that all 

participants must be able to jog a 

mile by tryout time. The 

basketball season will begin 

December 3 with a game against 

Old Dominion University. 



class officers have been fantastic 
in helping us get started, but now 
more of the responsibility is ours. 
We can do it, because there's 
really something for everyone in 
Oktoberfest. We need help with 
ihe sets, costumes, color rush and 
all the other things that go into 
making Oktoberfest the special 
week end that it is." 



Golf 
Schedule 

Randolph Macon vs. Madison, 
Sept. 28, at Lynchburg — 1:00 
p.m. 



Mary Baldwin Invitational, Oct. 
1-2, at Staunton — Two Day. 

Sweet Briar vs. Averett, Oct. 7 
at Longwood — 12:30 p.m. 

Randolph Macon, Oct. 13 at 
Longwood — 1:00 p.m. 

VFISW State Tournament, Oct. 
29-30-31 at Longwood — Three 
Day. 



Machen and Gail Parsons 
represented the SEA in a 
Leader Meet at Smith Mountain 
Lake. New trends in the 
educational field were discussed 
as well as information involving 
teachers themselves. On Oct. 13, 
the lx)ngwood SEA has been 
invited to visit Lynchburg 
College to meet with the SEA 
there. The President of the 
Student Virginia Association will 
be the guest speaker. 

Both organizations are a 
service to the teaching 
profession, and plan to work 
jointly for this cause. 
Membership into Kappa Delta Pi 
requires an average of 3.2 
overall, with 6 hours of education 
for juniors and 12 hours for 
seniors. Members are tapped in 
the fall and in the spring. The 
SEA is open to all students. Dues 
are $7.50 and tentative plans are 
being made for a membership 
booth. 



The Formation Of L.C. 
Chemistry Club Discussed 



ByJOLEILI 

Longwood College has visibly 
grown in leaps and bounds during 
the past few years progressing in 
most areas of social and 
academic endeavor. Not to be 
outdone, the Longwood 
Department of Natural Sciences 



and Jo Leili. 

Next on the agenda, was the 
topic of founding a Longwood 
Chapter of the American 
Chemical Society in affiliation 
with Hampden-Sydney College. 
This would fulfill the desire of 
this society to form chapters in 



is experiencing its own "feeling ihe central Virginia, Randolph- 



of change" concerning the 
chemistry department and the 
formation of two new campus 
organizations. 

On Tuesday, September 7, at 
8:00 p.m., chairman of the 
Chemistry department. Dr. 
Maurice M. Maxwell, and 
interested chemistry or 
chemistry affiliated majors met 
to discuss such future pos- 
sibilities. The first order of 
business was the tentative 
development of a "Chemistry 
Club" similar to those which 
exist at most larger universities. 
This organization, social and 
academic in nature would consist 
of Chemistry majors. Biology or 
Physics majors associated with 
Chemistry. Providing social 
activities for those of related 
interests, plus the recruiting of 
new members into the Chemistry 
field would be some goals of this 
club. The "steering committee," 
devised to look overconstitutions 
and made into the red tape of new 
club formation were seniors 
Betsy O'Donnell, Anita Powell, 



Congratulations! 

The 
Intercollegiate 

Athlete Council 

granted interest 

group status to 

the men's 

soccer team 

September 8. 



Macon and Lynchburg College, 
excluding schools and industry 
west of the blue ridge section and 
Chesapeake Bay area. 

A campus chapter of the A.C.S. 
could help finance speakers 
oriented in the science fields, 
with the advantage of defrayed 
costs if a union were formed with 
Hampden-Sydney. Several 
students currently enrolled at 
Ix)ngwood have been student 
affiliated members of the A.S.C. 
for over a year, possessing the 
membership requirements that 
they be working toward an 
undergraduate degree in 
chemistry, chemical 
engineering, or a related 
discipline. The benefits of 
affiliation include the availability 
of discounts on subscriptions for 
high level A.C.S. research 
journals and magazines, 
employment aids for positions 
wanted or positicms available for 
all levels of college degrees and 
regional, topical and naticmal 
meetings which are open for 
attendance to all affiliates. 

Discussing why he felt that 
Longwood now was ready for the 
formation of a "Chemistry Club" 
Dr. Maxwell claimed that "There 
has been a definite growth in the 
number of Chemistry majors 
here at Longwood, and we now 
have a sufficient number to form 
a club. After all, we've had 
informal social activities with the 
Chemistry majors in the past 
anyway, so now is the time to get 
organized! " As for the benefits of 
club formation. Dr. Maxwell 
stated "In the club, we would not 
only have social gatherings, but 
coiUd also sponsor intellectual 
activities, such as for example, 
the series of toxicology lectures 
which was held last year. Plus, 
such an organization could 
hopefully lead to the future 
formaticxi of a possible chemiBtry 
honorary here at Longwood." 



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Dr. David Alexick/ 
Professor Of Art 
To Exhibit Work 

Dr. David Alexick, Assistant 
Professor of Art at Longwood 
College, is currently having a 
retrospective exhibit of his 
paintings at the St. Paul's 
College in Lawrenceville, 
Virginia. The works being 
exhibited through September 30 
.span a period of fifteen years, 
and the subject matter includes 
interpretations of still life, 
landscape and portraits. 

The public is invited to view Dr. 
Alexick's work in the exhibit area 
of the Student Union Building. 



Ms. Barbara Bishop 
Displays Art Work 
In Roanoke Gallery 

Ms. Barbara L. Bishop, 
Associate Professor and 
Chairman of the Art Department 
at Ijongwood College, is currently 
showing a photo-silkscreen print 
in "Preview," an exhibit by the 
Roanoke Fine Arts Center in the 
Downtown Library Gallery, 
Roanoke, Virginia. Artists 
represented in "Preview" have 
been invited to exhibit during the 
1976-77 season in one of several 
galleries supported by the 
Roanoke Fine Arts Center. Ms. 
Bishop will have a one-woman 
show in the Young Gallery 
December 28, 1976 - January 23, 
1977. 



Proficiency Tests 
Are Scheduled 



English proficiency tests will 
be given twice this semester, 
Thursday, October 7, and 
Thursday, November 11. The 
tests are scheduled on both days 
at 1 p.m. in Room 108 Grainger. 

Students who have been found 
to be deficient in the use of 
written English are required to 
remove this deficiency before 
graduation. A faculty committee, 
headed by Dr. Cathleen Hosey of 
the English Department, 
administers the English 
proficiency program. 



Phi Kappa Phi National Honor 
Society Names Newly Elected Officers 



Newly elected officers of the 
national Honor Society of Phi 
Kappa Phi at Umgwood College 
arc student vice-president, 
Christy Lynn Moody and from the 
faculty. Dr. Elizabeth B. 
Jackson, president and Dr. Paul 
Hcsselink, secretary-treasurer. 
Eligibility for membership in Phi 
Kappa Phi is based upon high 
scholastic attainment among 
junior and senior students and 
college faculty members . The 
following individuals were 
initiated on April 13, 1976 and are 
current members: Winifred 
Agee, Pern Aaron, Vernoica 
Barren, Sandra K. Frey, Elsa 
Kathryn Harvey, Penny Kay 
Harding, Jo Marie l.«ili, Rebecca 
Y. Maxwell, Christy Lynn 
Moody, Betsy Fulcher Pace, 
Agnes J. Shepard, Mary Abbie 
Vestal, Eleanor L. White, Dr. 
Carolyn Craft, Mr. James Crowl. 
The primary objective of Phi 
Kappa Plii is the recognition and 
encouragement of superior 
scholastic attainment among 
junior and senior college students 
and college faculty members. 



The Phi Kappa Phi Foundation 
promotes academic excellence 
and achievement through 
nineteen fellowship awarded on a 
competitive basis to graduating 
students who are members of the 
society. lx)ngwood students and 
faculty members are invited to 
request further infonnation on 
these fellowships and to suggest 
qualified candidates for 
fellowship awards. 

Two 1976 graduates of 
Lungwood College having 
membership in Phi Kappa Phi 
have received fellowship awards, 
the Alpha Lambda Delta 
fellowship is held by Molly l^e 

at the Medical College of Virginia 
and the Pi Ganuna Mu fellowship 
went Dawn Candice Adams for 
study in history at Vanderbilt 
University. A present senior 
member of Phi Kappa Phi, Elsa 
K. Harvey, was co-recipient of 
the Wilson Greek Award at 
Hampden-Sydney College, the 
first woman to receive an 
academic award from that 
college. 



My 
Job 



It's not my place 

to run the train. 

The whistle I can't blow. 

It's not my place 

to say how far 

the train's allowed to go. 

It's not my place 

to shoot off steam 

nor even clang the bell. 

But let the damn 

thing jump the track. . . 

and see who catches hell! 



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Remember Orientation? 



Student Assistants 



By Sue Rama 



The job of the student assistant was a little 

different than the past, 
They found it more of a pleasure than of a task 
The new look on campus was quite a surprise 
The Student Assistants were more than willing to 

help the guys 
The Student assistants had other chores 
like Coke Parties on all the floors 
As Orientation would not let the Freshman rest 
We gathered them around a Song Fest. 
For all those wearing the smock and having so much 
fun I would like to commend you 
for a job well done. 



Special Feature - Suicide - See Pg. 4 & 5 



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VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 197(i 



NO. 4 



A Week Of Debates 



Students Vs Administration At Press Conference 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

Questions and answers about 
the present dining hall 
procedures, I.D. cards, drinking 
in sorority chapter rooms and 
student activity fees were 
exchanged at the first press 
conference of the semester on 
Tuesday, September 2L 
President Willett, along with 
Dean Heintz, Dr. Dalton, Dr. 
Gussett, Mr. Carbone, and Mrs. 
Klassen were present to provide 
information to the many students 
assembled in the Gold Room for 
the press conference. 

Susann Smith, chairman of 
legislative Board, opened the 
press conference with recent 
legislative Board actions. She 
then turned the press conference 
over to President Willett. 
Dining Hall and ID's 

Most of the discussion at the 
press conference centered 
around the new dining hall 
procedures. President Willett 
began by making two statements, 
"In terms of dining hall 
procedures the change didn't 
come about because of 
coeducation, but from complaints 
about the closing of tables." 



haven't used the new system long 
enough, although he doesn't want 
to say we're going to always use 
one system or another. Mr. 
Carbone said about the old 
system, "The major problem was 
table-closing... and the set time 
for meals." In answer to another 
question, Mr. Carbone also said 
that the new system is "not 
costing anymore money". He did 
explain that the two choices of an 
entree for lunch had been cut out 
because of preparation problems. 
Several students brought up the 
problem of the new I.D. cards not 
being accepted by same stores 
when cashing checks. The 
absence of a student number or 
social security number makes 
the I.D. cards invalid in many 
situations. President Willett said 
that this problem would be taken 
care of before the next issuance 
of I.D. cards. Mr. Klassen 
reminded students that the 
proper procedure to follow if you 
lose your I.D. is to go to Dean 
Heintz's office during weekdays 
and to his office on week ends. 

Capital Projects and SAFC 

President Willett announced 
that Dr. Peale is working on a list 



some of this money for the Snack 
Bar improvements. 

Registration 

In answer to the question, 
"Was registration this semester 
worth the time and trouble," 
President Willett gave a definite 
yes. He felt that the process of 
fall registration would reduce 
substantially the number cf 
schedule changes, a problem 
encountered with the spring pre- 
registrations. Dr. Gussett added 
that last year there were around 
5,000 schedule changes. While 
figures would not be complete 
until after October 1, the number 
of add-drops for this semester 
was nowhere near 5,000. 
Drinking 

On the subject of drinking 
alcoholic beverages in sorority 
chapter rooms, President WiUett 
said, "We need to meet with 
sorority representatives to talk 
about this." He continued by 
saying the administration just 
recently received the last of 
several conrmiunications from 

(Continued on Page 8) 




It's a time factor. 



President Willett went on to say, of small capital projects around 



Carter Vs Ford On Television 



"The cost of food is going up. 
We've analyzed the food 
operation to see if we could cut 
some of the auxiliary 
functions... On the other hand, 
we've tried to put the correct 
costs on the items (of food) taken 
out." 

On the topic of presenting I.D. 
cards to get into the dining hall, 
Beth Rafferty asked, "Who but a 
Longwood student would eat 
there?" President Willett 
replied, "You would be amazed 
at the number of people who will 
come in and eat," referring to 
people of various classifications 
who had not paid to eat in the 
dining hall. This is the main 
reason for checking I.D. cards at 
the dining hall door. 

Some students asked about the 
possibilities of going back to the 
old system in the dining hall. 
President Willett said that we 



campus to present before the 
Board of Visitors in November. 
This list would include changes in 
shower facilities of North 
Cunningham, possible partioning 
of the lower dining hall, and 
answering needs in the Lankford 
Building. President Willett also 
acknowledged the editorial in the 
September 21 edition of The 
Rotunda. He explained that the 
railings on the wall in front of 
Curry were state requirements, 
whereas the outdoor basketball 
court was his idea. He hoped to 
move shortly on the Snack Bar 
changes but they had to give 
consideration to problems with 
funding for these changes. 

President Willett said that 
there is lots of concern about the 
accumulations and reserves of 
Student Activities Fees. He said a 
reserve amount has accumulated 
and it could be possible to use 



By LISA TURNER 

President Ford and Jimmy 
Carter met last Thursday 
evening for the first of three 
televised Presidential debates. 
While nothing particularly new or 
substantial was established, the 
debates reached an estimated 100 
milUon viewers, and may have a 
telling effect on the outcome of 
the November election. 

Technically, the debate was 
marred only by an embarrassing 
28 minute loss of sound, at- 
tributed to a faulty connection 
somewhere within Philadelphia's 
Walnut Street Theater, site of the 
first debate. 

Ford and Carter differed 
sharply on their views of the 
American economy. Ford spoke 
of his successes at "turning the 
economy around" and of his 
record — 



both the unemployment and 
inflation rates. He also stated 
that the Gross National Product 
is up by 6 per cent, and has 
promised a balanced budget by 
1978. 

Carter inmiediately pointed out 
that the Ford administration is 
saddled with the largest deficit in 
history, more than four times 
that of Richard Nixon. He spoke 
of the doubling number of 
bankruptcies of small businesses, 
and the fact that the average 
American's take-home pay is less 
than that in 1968. 

Carter appeared to be 
particularly concerned with the 
tangled system of United States 
bureaucracy, claiming that 
responsibility is spread "all over 
the government," and that this 



OFFICIAL VOTING INFORMATION 

The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the 
precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. 

In order to be eligible to vote in the General Election to be held on 
Tuesday/ November 2, 1976/ you must register no later than 5 p.m. on 
Saturday/ October 1, 1976. 



leads to a "gross waste of 
he says he has reduced money." He promised a complete 

reorganization of government, 
and said that he intends to reduce 
the number of federal agencies 
from 1900 to 200. He did not, 
however, say which agencies will 
be cut, nor did he promise to 
reduce the number of actual 
federal employees. He frequently 
cited his reorganization effort as 
governor of Georgia. 

Ford quickly reported that 
Carter's budget as governor had 
increased by 50 per cent, and that 
Carter's successor had described 



the state Medicaid program as 
being "a shambles." He also 
noted the decrease in the number 
of White House staff members 
who are working for the 
President. 

Carter also seemed to be very 
concerned with the nation's tax 
system, calling it a "welfare 
program for the rich." He 
suggested that his program 
would correct this, noting that "I 
don't want to raise taxes, I just 
want to make the fair." He 
intends to do this partially by 
erasing tax loopholes. 

Carter also turned his attention 
to the question of unemployment, 
noting that the Ford 
administration is responsible for 
the highest rates of 
unemployment since the (ireat 
Depression and that "this affects 
people." He supports a program 
to create jobs, but did not spell it 
out. 

Ford is expected to veto the 
controversial Humphrey- 
Hawkins bill, explaining that its 
benefits would not begin early 
enough, and that this would 
mean dealing with a period of 9-18 
months. He is particularly 
supportive of restricting 
government spending, and is 
proud of the fact that most of his 

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Tuesday, September 28, 1976 



For Your Information 



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Where It 



Functions 



Best. , . 



Opening Dorm 1922 x $17.50 
Opening Day 155 x $17.50 

•* Opening Dom 1788 x $17.50 
.^ Opening Day 145 x $17.50 

Subtotal 

^ Less allowance for Refunds 
* and Non- collections 5% 

Total 
Summer 1976 - 175 @ $20 



One of the most effective committees at Longwood 
College is the Student Activities Fees Committee. 
Besides handling most of the money paid by students 
as activity fees, it has become highly respected by the 
student body. The entire committee is open and willing 
to discuss any matters in question with all who will 
take the time to ask. In the past several years, it has 
come a long way, from a bare existence to a 
meaningful and effective tool. The committee fairly 
distributes the money that it is allocated among the 
vi.riou:. organizations, and explains why a particular 
group did or did not receive the total amount 
requested. There is even an appeals procedure if the 
organization disagrees with the committee. 

Technically, the Student Activities Fees 
Committee is a committee of the college. For the past 
several years, however, it has been functioning as a 
committee of legislative board. Despite the opinions of 
some, there is a large distinction between a committee 
of the college and one of legislative board. Being a part 
of legislative board allows concerned students to 
volunteer to serve on the committee and to be 
subsequently elected. It has its own bylaws under the 
student government constitution that stipulates who its 
members will be, which official will serve as its 
advisor, and the length of time each will serve. 
Responsibilities of each are spelled out, and there is no 
doubt as to who does what or where decisions come 
from. A committee of the college, on the other hand, is 
appointed by the dean of the college for possibly an 
indefinite period of time. Since it is an appointed 
committee, it has no constitution as such. 

Consequently, the advisors are also appointed by 
the dean rather than elected by the committee 
members itself. This may be a trivial point to be 
concerned about, but how can a committee be expected 
i(» be effective and totally worthwhile when its 
members do not campaign to be on it and when it has 
no final say-so as to who will advise and work most 
closely with it? 

Granted, the committee is technically one of the 
college. Since it is functioning so well and so effectively 
as a committee of legislative board, why not designate 
it as such? Don't disband it because of a technicality 
and appoint totally new members who are not as 
concerned and familiar with its purposes and 
functions. The Student Activities Fees Committee is 
finally worth the backing and respect of students, 
faculty and administration. It is a working committee; 
it communicates well with each other and with 
Longwood College, and it knows what it is doing and in 
what direction it needs to go. Don't change it now when 
it has come so far and has the potential to do so much 
good. 



Allocated to S.A.F.C. 
^- Contingency Reserve 



$33,635.50 ("pirst Semester) 
2,712.50 

$31,290.00 (Second Semester) 
2,537.50 ^ 

$70,175.50 



(3,500.00) 
$66,675.50 
$ 3,500.00 
$70,175.50 
$67,000.00 
$ 3,175.50 



Note : The following students do not pay the fee: 

1 . Graduates . 

2. Special Unclassified (taking less than 12 hours). 

3. Off-Canpus enrollment. 

-I- These figures are estimates based on the assumptions that a number of students do not 
return to campus second semester and that a certain percentage of the fees are either not 
collected or refunded. 

+ The contingency reserve is also an estimated figure. In order for the activities fees 
committee to make use of this extra money, it must submit a written request to Dr. Willett. 

Commentary 

One Man's Opinion About Visitation 



By THOMAS HA WKE 

Within the last week or so the 
upper classmen voted for their 
residence hall visitation 
priviliges. Sooner or later the 
Freshmen will get their chance 
and I mention this because it ties 
in directly with my opinion 
concerning the change of hours. 

Let me get directly to the point. 



"Do I favor extended visitation 
hours?" You'd better believe it. I 
think they're great if not abused. 
They can in the longrun help the 
students gain a better 
understanding of each other and 
close the social gap at Longwood. 
With this idea stated, I can't help 
but think, "What are the real 
reasons for having limited 



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visitation?" Is it so the individual 
floors can have some privacy or 
is it so you don't get the chance to 
use the excuse, "I have a poster 
in my room I want to show you" 
and then foreet to come out after 
seeing it until just before the sun 
comes up; or is it so you just don't 
have to worry about guests from 
off campus running about in the 
dorms to 6 a.m. Sunday morning? 
(After all, the campus is not 
under the same restrictions as 
are the dorms so take your guest 
outside.) 

I look at these three reasons 
and laugh. Isn't longer visitation 
just a way of extending the time 
period that the visitors have 
before they can look at their 
watch and say, "Oh well, I should 
be leaving but so what. It won't 
hurt to stay." 

Don't take me wrong. 
Extended visitation is a good 
thing if not abused and when 
abused, I'm not saying everyone 
does so. Actually, this problem is 
up to your hall presidents to solve 
and take care of unless he-she is 
involved. If this is the case, with 
no enforcement of the ruler, why 
not just make it a 24 hour open 
house on week ends. 

I was recently at the University 
of Maryland where this was the 
policy in the sorority house I 
stayed the night in. My friend and 
I both had to stay on our guard so 
we wouldn't get "caught with our 
pants down" if you'll pardon the 
pun. 

As a result; to try to avoid 
"getting caught" at our dorm the 
president on my hall has been 
cracking down lately and the 
incidents have been cut down to a 
minimum but not completely 
stopped. It's still not uncommon 
to be under the impression that 
its a week day and have a person 
of the opposite sex who just 
walked on your hall say, "To me 
everyday is Saturday man! " As a 
matter of fact, last Monday at 7 
p.m.. Bill Breeden was coming 
out of the shower and... 



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THE ROTUNDA. Tuesday, September 28, 1976 



S-UN Outdoor Concert Oct. 2 At Estates : 
Rosewater Blue And T & M Express 




There's going to be a concert at 
Ix)ngwood Estates October 2 
featuring the mellow sounds of 
the T & M Express duo, Tim York 
and Michael Hawthorne and the 
diverse and lyrical music of 
"Rosewater Blue." 

Tim York and Michael 
Hawthorne, both natives of 
Texas, who've been described as 
. . . "two Texas-accented, guitar- 
playing troubadours with warm, 
jazzy voices," . . . have been 
playing together for about two 
years now. Their music has been 
described as . . . "secrets — 
shared by those who had heard 
them . . .", and their 
entertainment as . . . "spring-day 
fresh, earnest and articulate." 
Their music is a combination of 
folk and rock, blues and jazz 
that's been warmly received 
wherever they go. 

Michael Hawthorne has been 
called a . . . "gifted writer" . . . 
whose music stems from a 
'classical' background. He was a 
winner in the 1974 American Song 
Festival when his song, "Convict 
Hill" won in the Amateur Folk 
Song division. "The song is based 
on a true story of a road gang of 
convicts ..." and he was 
awarded $5,000 for it. 

Tom York . . . "the bulwark of 
the Express vocal talent" . . . has 
a "Neil Youngish" voice that has 
been described as "the sweeter of 
the two." Some of his composures 
include "Where the Eagles Fly" 
and "Elizabeth." 

Both Hawthorne and York 
presently reside in Columbus. 



Bradley Fields 
Gives Show 



By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS 

Floating ladies, magic wands, 
disappearing coins and trunks 
locked up with people inside 
them, are all in the world of 
magic. And the world of magic 
contains Bradley Fields. 

This red-haired, green eyed 
magician performed Tuesday 
night in Jarman Auditorium. 
Earlier that afternoon, he 
conducted a free workshop in 
I>ankford for anyone interested in 
attending. He showed some of his 
basic tricks which he uses while 
on tour, and gave his audience a 
chance to ask any questions. 
During his performance Tuesday 
night, he presented ( with the help 
of two assistants) such classics 
as "liCvitation" (floating a lady 
in mid-air), pulling objects out of 
a hat and some of his own original 
fantasies. 

To him, magic is something he 
never got interested in. The 
enthusiasm and determination 
was always there. He said "I've 
always been interested in magic. 
There isn't a time I can 
remember when I wasn't." He 
was born and reared in New 
York, and at the age of 14, worked 
as an assistant to a professional 
magician. Later he decided to 
become a magician, and went to 
Paris to study Mime with Etienne 
DeCroux. Since then, he has 
toured England, Italy and 
France, and was the star of a 
T.V. special aired on national 
television in France. Cuirently 
he is traveling across the U.S. 
performing at clubs and 
universities, and he now teaches 
magic at New York State 
University at Purchase. 




Paul ThorsoTiy Singer- 
Composer^ To Perform Here 



Paul Thorson, a singer- 
composer, will perform at 8:00 
p.m. on October 5 in the Gold 
Room. The program is free and 
open to the public. 

Paul received a bachelor's 
degree in music performance in 
1970 from Wayne State College, 
Wayne, Nebraska. Since then, he 
has toured high school and 
college campuses with Campus 
Crusade for Christ's music 
ministry, first as part of the 
Great Conunission Company and 
now as a soloist. 

"I found an answer to 
aimlessness and confusion 
through a relationship with Jesus 
Christ," Paul said. "Now I want 
to use music to communicate that 
answer to other people and the 
joy that He brings." 

Paul, whose performance 
consists primarily of his own 
compositions, sings soft rock 
while accompanying himself on 
the piano. 

Campus Crusade for Christ is 
an interdenominational Christian 
movement composed of students 
and laymen who have united to 



help change the world in this 
generation through telling others 
about Jesus Christ. 

Begun in 1951 on the UCLA 
campus by Bill and Vonette 
Bright, the movement now 
consists of more than 4,000 staff 
members in 68 countries. 



SNACK BAR 
SPECIAL 

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App. 21 Shrimp 
With French Fries 

'2.00 

OCT. 4-10 



"Rosewater Blue," formed by 
the musical talents of Michael 
Beasley, Jerry Zanolski, Mark 
Wittman and Chick Cusick, 
originated "three years ago in 
Florida when three musicians 
along with some friends sat down 
and discussed the concept of what 
is the evolving music of 
Rosewater Blue." Their music 
includes original compositions 
"Take It Slowly" and "(iive 
Yourself Away"; and other more 
well known songs such as "Hey 
Jude" and "When Will I Be 



Ix)ved?" Each member of the 
group combines his unique 
individual talents to form a soujid 
that . . . "combines harmonizing 
vocals with a variety of 
instruments" . . . which . . . 
"create a unique air of moods 
and feelings for their listeners." 
October 2nd's outdoor concert at 
lx)ngwood Estates is one you 
won't want to miss. It will begin 
at 7:30 lasting till 10:00. Beer and 
cokes will be sold. Student tickets 
are $1.00, guest tickets, $2.00 
each. So bring a friend. 



"t&m KXPRe^SS- 




Oktoberfest Meisters;, 
Klowns Announced 



By SANDY HAGA 

On September 20, the klowns, ushers, and meisters for 
Oktoberfest were announced at a Geist assembly. 

It was an exciting event which began with clapping, German 
music, and candy distributed by Geist members dressed as Klowns. 
Next, the audience saw slides of last year's Oktoberfest and followmg 
this Mabel Day announced the names of 21 girls who will .serve as 
Klowns: Elizabeth Gilbert, Sue Morris, Kim Burpee, Colleen Ru.ssell, 
Bebe Cole, Debbie Sulliver, Kathy Cougar, Cindy Morris, Dode 
Kilpatrick, Mary Kay Polk, Kim McCanna, Rosalind Crenshaw, Robm 
Boynt, Lynn Mayberry, Terry Johnson, Linda Wovitt, Ann Mane 
Morgan, Darlene McGoin, Carol I>ewis, Diane Connolly, and Carolyn 
Foster. 

Michelle Nealon then announced the names of the ushers: 
Freshmen — Bill Breedon and Kathy Dolan: Sophomores, Ann 
Johnson and Dianne Harwood: Juniors, Donna liOwe and Sue Rama: 
Seniors, Dee Matthews and Susann Smith. 

The climax of the evening was the announcement of the 
Oktoberfest Court. The three girls who were named nioisters are 
Becky Ruck sophomore, Renny Bruno junior, and Shelby Shelton 
senior. Becky will serve as Mittenmeister or Midway Marshall; 
Renny will serve as Feistmeister or Mistress of Ceremonies; and 
Shelby will be the Geistmeister or Mistress of Spirit. 

Becky is a recreational therapy major from Springfield, Virginia. 
She has worked with the Student Union and served as a Colleague. 

Renny is a biology and pre-med. major from Drexel Hill, 
Pennsylvania. She has worked on the Oktoberfest float conrunittee and 
is co-editor of the yearbook. She is a member of the Granddaughters 
Club and the Outdoor Recreation Club. Renny has been a Colleague 
and she is a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. 

Shelby Shelton is a music major from Hurt, Virginia. She has been 
a member of the Camerata and Madrigal singers. Shelby has also 
served as president of the Concert Choir. 

Skit practice is under way and the Meisters and Ushers are 
practicing their dances. 

The festivities will start October 15 with the skits at 7:30 in 
Jarman. Tickets will cost 50c. Following the skits, there will be a beer 
and pretzel party sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi. On Saturday, there 
will be an art auction exhibit from 11 :00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Alumnae art 

majors will make donations and money made from the art will be used 
as a scholarship for a student in the art department. A german 
smorgasboard picnic will be served from 11:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. At 
1:15 p.m. there will be a choir concert in Jarman. The Midway will 
open at 2:00 and the Longwood Band will be there to play German 
music. From 2:00-5:00 there will be booths, an H20 show, a one-act 
play, JV and varsity hockey games. From 5:15-6:30 dinner will be 
served. Skits are at 7:30 in Jarman and tickets will cost $1.00. After the 
skits, there will be an Alumni Chi Walk on the Colonnade followed by 
the Cake Cutting in the downstairs dining hall. 



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THF ROTUNDA, Tuesday, September 28, 1976 



Suicide: Concoctions 



A Major Cause Of Death- 
Theories, Types, Causes 



About School 



Suicide, defined as the 
voluntary taking of one's life, is a 
foremost cause of death in the 
United States. Many sociologists 
have theorized on the rates, 
reasons and types of suicides. 

Results of most studies 
conclude that more men commit 
suicide than women, on a ratio of 
three to one, although three times 
as many women attempt suicide 
unsuccessfully. The chance of 
suicide is increased with age. The 
fourth highest cause of death 
among both men and women, 
between the ages of 25 to 44, is 
suicide. 

(Concerning religion, the 
highest rate of suicide is found in 
the Protestant sector. Members 
of the Cathohc faith are less 
likely to commit suicide because 
th y consider it a mortal sin. The 
Jews have the lowest number 
because Judaism is not only a 
religion, but a sub-society. 

A sociologist, Emile Durkheim, 
divides suicide into three areas: 
egotistic, anomic and altruistic. 
The egotistic suicide is caused by 
an individual's lack of 
participation in groups. For 
example, an aged individual may 
commit suicide because of an 
abrupt decrease in participation 
in such areas as jobs or 
community activities. Another 
example is the freshman 
experience at college. 

Anomic suicide is a result of a 
person having no guidelines to 
live by, due to some change in his 
life. A suicide prevention center 
in Detroit, Michigan, received a 
phone call from a woman 
inquiring about help for her son. 
The woman had been widowed 
three years earlier and was 
concerned because her son had 
not fully accepted the death of his 
father. She was concerned about 
her son's depression and re- 
quested a referral to his school's 
mental health clinic. She gave 
no signs as to any problems 
concerning herself. The center 
made the request and then called 
the woman back for verification. 
Immediately after talking with 
the center, the woman committed 
suicide. Another example is the 
business man who loses his job. 
Because of the insurance 
annuity, he feels more valuable 
to his family dead. 

The third type of suicide, 
altruistic, involves an individual 
who is controlled by a group. One 
example is the Kamikaze Pilot. A 
few recent suicides have been at- 
tributed to Moon's Unification 
Church. 

A useful factor to consider 
suicide is attempted suicide. 
Attempted suicide can be divided 



into two categories: the serious 
attempt, which is a person 
stopped only by an incident which 
should not have happened; the 
non-serious attempt, where the 
person is hoping to be saved. 

The person hoping to be saved 
will take extra precautions to 
avoid death. Such is the case of a 
man over 60 years who planned 
his suicide so that a daughter 
would find him before he died. 
There are cases where the 'plan' 
backfires, so that the individual 
must ask for help. An example of 
this is the young girl, who slit her 
wrist and waited When it 
became apparent that she would 
not be rescued, she struggled to a 
phone and called for help. 

There are various reasons for 
attempting suicide. The person 
who wants to be saved conunits 
the act because of some problem 
or desire. These include letting 
someone know that there is 
something wrong, i.e., an 
unconscious call for assistance. 
This is exemplified in the person 
who feels he would not be taken 
seriously if he merely asked for 
help. Also, persons who try to 
acquire help but are not heard. 

Another reason for attempting 
suicide is manipulation. An 
example of this is in a marriage 
situation where the wife attempts 
to gain 'her way' by threatening 
suicide. 

Many attempt suicide to 
encourage attention. A child who 
feels that the parents 'do not 
care,' may attempt suicide to 
receive this love. This can also be 
seen in a person who feels that 
their loved one is slipping away. 

Self-punishment is also a 
reason for attempted suicide. A 
person may feel that he or she is 
the sole cause for something and 
that the only resolve is suicide. 

Pure frustration is a common 
cause. The person may be 
extremely exhausted mentally, 
physically, and feels the only 
relief is rest; although death is 
not usually the result sought 
after. 

Usually an attempted suicide is 
a signal of some problem or 
desire. If the problem is not 
resolved the person is capable to 
try again and succeed. In a study, 
it was found that of those who had 
committed suicide a large 
number had attempted at least 
once before. Perhaps even a 
greater tragedy is that a large 
number who only want to attempt 
succeed because of 

miscalculation. 

A great majority of individuals 
at one time or another reach a 
crisis point when suicide is 
considered. Fortunately most of 
these crises pass. It is only in 



those extended or recurring 
depressions that suicide appears 
to be the only way out. 

With an increasing concern in 
humanitarianism there is a large 
growth of crisis centers or "hot 
lines." Most of these agencies are 
staffed by volunteers with access 
to a professional. The volunteers 
are given a thorough training in 
all possible contacts. 

The usual procedure when a 
caller threatens suicide is simple. 
The aide should stay calm, speak 
in a low voice and try to keep the 
caller on the line as long as 
possible. Most callers do not wish 
to actually connmit the act; so the 
aide can usually keep the caller 
talking until the momentary 
problem is close to resolve. 

The best determinant as to the 
seriousness of the individual is 
whether or not there is a plan. If 
there is a plan the aide asks if the 
person has the weapon in the 
room. For instance, if the person 
says he's going to shoot hinself, 
the aide asks what kind of gun he 
has. If the caller will not answer, 
the aide can be fairly sure that 
there is no gun. There are some 
callers who are more than willing 
to describe the make and even 
click the gun in the phone. 

Once the aide has gotten the 
caller to talk freely, the next step 
is to resolve the problem or refer 
the caller to the proper person for 
help. Although there have been 
cases where the caller goes 
through with the act, a far 
greater number have been talked 
out of it. These agencies provide 
the "listening ear" that most 
attempters desire. 



Information for this article was acquired from LIFE 
magazine. BULLETIN OF SUICIDOLOGY, AMERICAN 
JOURNAL OF NURSING, NEW YORK TIMES and 
ADOLF.SCENT SUICIDE: THE INDIVIDUAL a paper by 
Kathy Hooper. 



Gallop Poll 
Results Show 
Moral Beliefs 

In a recent Gallup Poll Survey, 
51 per cent of the Americans 
polled believed it is morally 
wrong for a person to comiiiit 
suicide. There were no 
exceptions, even when a person is 
in great pain, with no hope of 
improvement, it was still 
considered wrong. 41 per cent 
polled disagreed. 53 per cent, 
however, felt that an individual 
did not have the moral right to 
end his life when he had an 
incurable disease. 40 per cent felt 
that he had the right. 72 per cent 
were opposed to someone taking 
his life because he felt that he 
was a burden on the family, while 
20 per cent felt that he had the 
right. 

The Poll also showed 
differences of attitude depending 
on age. Of those interviewed 
between the ages of 18 to 29 (with 
or without a college education), 
more than one-half believed that 
a person had the moral right to 
terminate his life while suffering 
great pain and terminal illness. 
Fewer than 30 per cent, however, 
felt that being a heavy burden on 
the family was reason enough to 
commit suicide. 

This survey was conducted 
between April 4-7, 1975, and was 
based on interviews with 1,535 
adults in 3,000 locations. 

- New York Times - May 4, 1975 



He always wanted to say things. But no one understood. 
He always wanted to explain things. But no one cared. 
So he drew. 
Sometimes he would just draw and it wasn't anything. He 

wanted to carve it in stone or write it in the sky. 
He would lie out on the grass and look up in the sky and it would 

be only him and sky and the things inside that needed saying. 
And it was after that, that he draw the picture. It was a beautiful 

picture. He kept it under the pillow and would let no one see it. 
And he would look at it every night and think about. And when it 

was dark and his eyes were closed, he could still see it. 
And it was all of him. And he loved it. 

When he started school he brought it with him. Not to show to any- 
one but just to have it with him like a friend. 
It was funny about school. 
He sat in a square, brown desk like all the other square brown desks 

and he thought it should be red. 
And his room was a square, brown room. Like all the other rooms. 

And it was tight and close. And stiff. 
He hated to hold the pencil and chalk, with his arm stiff, and his feet 

flat on the floor, stiff, with the teacher watching and watching. 
And then he had to write numbers. And they weren't anything. They 

were worse than the letters that could be something if you put 

them together. 
And the numbers were tight and square and he hated the whole thing. 
The teacher came and spoke to him. She told him to wear a tie 

like all the other boys. He said he didn't like them and 

she said it didn't matter. 
After that they drew. And he drew all yellow and it was the way 

he felt about morning. 
And it was beautiful. 
The teacher came and smiled at him. "What's this?" she asked. 

"Why don't you draw something like Ken's drawing? Isn't 

that beautiful?" 
It was all questions. 

After that his mother bought him a tie and he always drew airplanes 
And rocket ships like everyone else. 
And he threw the old picture away. 
And when he lay out alone looking at the sky it was big and blue and 

all of everything, but he wasn't anymore. 
He was square inside and brown and his hands were stiff and he was 

like anyone else. And the thing inside him that needed 

saying didn't need saying anymore. 
It had stopped pushing. It was crushed. Stiff. 
Like everything else. 

(This poem was turned into a teacher in Regina, Saskatchewan, by a 
senior in high school. Although it is not known if he actually wrote it 
himself, it is known that he committed suicide a few weeks later. ) 

Student Suicides . . • 

"JumpI" some students 
shouted playfully to the 
young man on the roof of the 28-story U. of 
Massachusetts Library. He returned the shouts 
and dropped some model rocket engines that 
sounded like firecrackers on them He then 
took a running leap and plunged 286 feet to 
his death, the forth suicide there in two 
years. 

Four suicides in two years is about aver- 
age for a campus the size of the U. of Massa- 
chusetts according to a 1968 study by Dana 
L. Farnsworth, "Psychiatry, Education and 
the Young Adult." The study estimates that 
on a 10,000-student campus: 
* * * 1,000 students will have emotional con- 
flicts severe enough to warrent pro- 
fessional help; 

100 to 200 will become apathetic and 
unable to organize their efforts; 
15 to 25 will become ill enough to re- 
quire treatment in a mental hospital; 
5 to 20 will attempt suicide, and 1 to 
3 will succeed. 
Other studies show that the rate of sui- 
cides among young people is less than among 
older people, but it is second only to ac- 
cidental death as a cause of death in the 
college age group. Each year 10,000 college 
students in the U.S. try suicide; 1,000 
succeed. 



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Pages 



Of Self- Failure 



THE ROTUNDA, IXiesday. September 28. 1976 



By Susann Smith 

And 

Ann Saunders 



Suicidal Attempt Revealed 
In LC Student Interview 



This is a factual interview with a I^ngwood student. She was 16 
years old at the time of her first attempt; white, middle-class and 
Presbyterian. Both of her parents were living at the time. 

HOW DID YOU TRY TO COMMIT SUICIDE? 

"I took an overdose of pills." 

WHAT TYPES OF PILLS? 

"Various types. I got them out of the medicine chest and took 
them when I got home from school." 

WHO FOUND YOU? 

"My Mom found me unconscious and took me to the hospital. 
When I got there, they pumped my stomach out." 

WHY? 

"Well, you know how it is when you're 16. 1 was having problems 
with my peers and was disappointed with myself. Plus, I was having 
guy problems. . .the relationship wasn't going as I thought it should. I 
guess the culmination was the fact that I found out that my Dad was 
having an affair. It kind of racked up my brain, ya know?" 

HAD YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT FT BEFORE? 

"Yeah, I had a whole list of poems that I'd written before, during 
and after. One time I was going to slit my wrist but I didn't." 

WHAT MADE YOU FINALLY GO AND TAKE THE PILLS? 

"The fact that I was going to try it before and didn't. I got really 
upset and then suddenly felt peaceful and thought 'what the hell' and 
did it." 

WHAT WAS YOUR PARENTS REACTION? 

"My Dad doesn't know still. My Mom is the only one that knows. 
She didn't think my Dad could take it because his uncle was dying and 
she didn't want to add to his lot of problems." 

DID YOU SEEK HELP AFTER THIS? 

"Yes, I went to an analyst." 

FOR HOW LONG? 

"Three months. I stopped on my own because he wasn't doing me 
much good. It was a free clinic and I had to drive quite a ways to get to 
it. A friend at school — who was a teacher — helped me more." 



"No." 



"No." 



DID YOU TRY TO CONTACT ANYONE 
BEFORE YOU TOOK THE PILLS? 



DID YOU LEAVE ANY NOTES? 



HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT TRYING IT AGAIN? 

"I contemplated jumping off the roof when I was a freshman." 

WHY? 

"A number of reasons. I guess you could say I had the Freshman 
Syndrome and plus I was physically ill. I couldn't cope with the pain 
and I was being hassled by everyone." 



U/i 



WHAT STOPPED YOU? 

"A person stopped me when I was on the roof. I don't think I would 
have gone through with it this time, though. I was 18 and I didn't get 
that same gut feeling that I had right before I tried it when I was 16. 
This time, I think I WANTED someone to stop me." 

WHAT DID THIS PERSON TELL YOU? 

'The regular stuff. . . that I had a good reason to live and a lot to live 
for. A lot of reinforcement, stuff I wanted to hear." 

DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD EVER TRY IT AGAIN? 

"No, now I can deal with my problems." 

HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT SUICIDE NOW? 

"I think it's wrong. I mean, there's a whole world out here and you 
just can't cut yourself out. God has a reason for your being here." 

IF YOU FOUND OUT SOMEONE YOU KNEW WAS 
CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU TELL 

THEM? 

"I'd ask them to give me three good reasons why. Usually they 
can't. Then I'd give them positive reinforcement. I think most people 
want someone to talk them out of it." 

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BIGGEST CAUSE OF SUICIDE? 

"Self failure or concoctions of self failure.'*^ 




FOR YOUR INFORMATION 

The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California has the highest 
suicide rate of any place in the entire Western World. At last count, 546 
people met their death after jumping off this bridge. Plans are now being 
considered to construct a $1,000,000 anti-suicidal barrier to alleviate the 
problem. 




THE FOLLOWING ARE PLACES TO CALL FOR INFORMATION, 

HELP OR REFERRALS: 

CRISIS INTERVENTION PROJECT 

603 W. Grace St. 

Richmond, Va. 

648-9224 

YOUTH EMERGENCY SERVICE 
644-2626 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, September 28, 1976 




Day Center Provides Child Care^ 
Learning Experiences For Students 



By LISA SMITH 

The Day Care Center in 
Farmville was founded in August 
of 1975 when a group of interested 
and concerned parents saw the 
need for a type of child care for 
the children of the community 
other than a strictly babysitting 
service. From this interest grew 
the reality of a Day Care Center 
that would offer a learning 
environment plus the satisfaction 
of competent care being given to 
the children. 

Dr. Richard J. Aubry, 
Administrator for the Day Care 
Center and professor of 
Education at Longwood College, 
commented that there has been 
"basically very good re- 
sponse." Businesses of the 
community of Farmville have 
donated financial assistance, and 
several companies have donated 
equipment and supplies. The Day 
Care Center is licensed by the 
State of Virginia, and meets all 
the health regulations set up. The 
Center serves a hot meal once a 
day with two snacks during the 
day. The center also requires 
minimal tuition and holds fund 
raising activities such as dances, 
doughnut sales, and raffles in an 
effort to meet the expenses. 

In the past the Panhellenic 
Council of Ijongwood College has 
sponsored the Day Care Center, 



and contributed their time and 
energies to help the Center with 
anything that might need to be 
done. Two girls from various 
sororities went each week, and 
not only kept the children 
occupied but also made curtains 
and painted for them. This is one 
of the assets of a center of this 
kind being so close to a college. 
' 'One of the ways we've improved 
is having Longwood College 
there", stated Dr. Aubry. It gives 
students a chance to try out new 
learning centers, observe child 
behavior, and most especially a 
chance to gain experience 
working with children of all races 
and backgrounds. "The Center 
provides a vehicle for children to 
learn how to work together", 
says Dr. Aubry "Children at this 
age don't really know the 
meaning of prejudice". This is 
clearly reflected in a visit to the 
Center. These children are 
learning to play together, learn 
together, and share many of the 
same common interests. For the 
staff worker, the student 
volunteer, or a visitor to the 
Center, this is a rewarding sight. 
Jeanne Schiel, a I^ongwood 
student and Day Care Center 
worker, says this opportunity 
provides a "good chance to work 
with kids". The Center is unique 
in that the situation is "not an 



Republican Club Plans 
Activities Campaign 



By LISA SMITH 

The College Republican Club 
has started off this year with a 
number of plans. According to 
Karen Kimbrough, Chairman, 
the Duroose of the Club is to 
"function as a Republican 
Party on campus, to assist 
students in voter registration, 
and to campaign both for the 
college and community". The 
most inmiediate purpose is to get 
the students to register and be 
able to vote on an absentee ballot. 
Plans are being made to set up 
tables in the New Smoker for 
absentee ballots. 

There are several issues that 
the Republican Party signifies 
that students should be aware of. 



Ben Emerson, Technical Director 
Joins Longwood Drama Staff 



By TRISH ROWLAND 

The Department of Speech and 
Dramatic Arts proudly presents 
the newest addition to its staff, 
Mr. Ben Fmerson. A native 
Virginian, and more than 
knowledgeable in the field of 
technical theatre, Mr. Emerson 
joined the 1976 I/ongwood Faculty 
with an impressive list of cre- 
dentials; among these include 
a masters degree in technical 
theatre from the University of 
Richmond, where he served as 
resident technical director for 
one year, and an undergraduate 
degree also from the University 
of Richmond. 

Not only has Mr. Emerson 
worked on U. of R. productions A 
VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, 
HOSTAGE. MANDRAGUlJ\, as 
well as many others, he has also 
worked several individual 
theatres, and taught theatre 



classes at VCU. The past 
summer, Mr. Emerson spent as 
the resident technical director at 
KanFare '76, an outdoor theatre 
in Richmond. There, he designed 
the production of DARK AT THE 
lOP OK THE STAIRS, and he 
manned the construction of 
WEST SIDE STORY, and A 
RAISIN IN THE SUN. 

Commuting daily from 
Richmond where he and his wife, 
Nancy, live, Mr. Emerson is 
"amazed at how slowly traffic 
moves" in Farmville. He admits 
that the college community is a 
"friendly place," but he was 
initially and remains amazed at 
the slower pi.ce of Farmville as a 
whole. 

Along with the speech and 
introduction to Drama classes, 
Mr. Emerson is teaching what 
was once called "Play 
Production" and is now called 
"Stagecraft." It is designed for 



the freshman drama major and 
those students certifying in 
drama to acquire practical 
experience in Set Construction. 
Currently the stagecraft class is 
building the tri-leveled set which 
Mr. Emerson has designed for 
the upcoming Longwood Player's 
Production of TWELFTH 
NIGHT. 

Mr. Emerson will design all of 
the Longwood Player's Major 
Productions, including THE 
GLASS MENAGERIE, which 
will be presp .^ed in early 
November. Although plans are 
still incomplete. Mr. Emerson 
says that he hopes for the set to 
be fragmented, or without walls, 
and primarily using levels and 
platforms. 

In the meantime, the 
construction of the TWELFTH 
NIGHT set goes on, thanks to the 
stagecraft class, and of course, 
Mr. Emerson. 



They are in favor of private 
enterprize as well as a limited 
government. By this most of the 
power will be strongest in the 
local area while the Federal 
government will have less power. 
Generally the Republican Party 
operates on a conservative level. 

While the Club does represent a 
political facet on campus, it is not 
"all serious business," says 
Karen. They plan to have guest 
speakers, picnics and an 
opj)ortunity for students to get to 
meet others. The Club simply 
gives the student a chance to be 
"playing a role in your 
government" states Karen. 

Since the work is volunteer, the 
time spent working in the club is 
up to the individual. The club will 
work however, with the Senior 
Campaign in the area for the 
Presidential election and for 
future elections. The meetings 
are open, welcoming any and 
every interested student. This 
year promises to be a very 
exciting one, so think about your 
government. 



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ideal situation." These children 
do not have many of the 
advantages common to higher 
socioeconomic families, and the 
work is more of a challenge. The 
predominant age group for the 
Center is 3, 4 and 5 year olds; 
however it is open to children of 2 
through 7 years of age. Dr. Aubry 
commented on the fact that for 
this age group "simple routines 
like walking in line, sharing 
paints and crayons, and eating 
with others" are some of the 
main functions stressed. 

One of the prime supporters of 
the Center is its Director, Mrs. 
Bobbie Scott. Mrs. Scott is 
dedicated to helping meet these 
children's needs and is concerned 
with not only working with the 
children, but in keeping the 
parents informed. Mrs. Scott 
recently attended workshops in 
Stanford, Conn, to better prepare 
her to fulfill the needs of both 
parent and child. 

Dr. Aubry also commented that 
he has been "pleased and 
gratified at the cooperation of 
both the community and 
Ix)ngwood College." For him it 
has meant a lot of hard work, but 
the knowledge gained in the 
operation of a business will be 
invaluable. 

The center is only one example 
of the way in which joined forces 
and positive thinking on the part 
of people such as Dr. Aubry, Mrs. 
Scott, and members of the 
community can turn an idea into 
a worthwhile and beneficial 
cause. Children are one of the 
best possible reasons for pulling 
resources together and investing 
time and interest. 



Study Seminars 
Emphasize Tips 

By SHERYLE SMITH 

Improving study habits is to be 
the purpose of the How To Study 
Seminars being conducted by Dr. 
I^ehmann, Dr. Harris, and Dean 
Swann. 

Anyone who wishes to improve 
his study habits is encouraged 
to attend these seminars in 
Hiner B-4 during the following 
dates. Beginning on Monday, 
October 4, the seminars will be 
held through November U. 

Mondays: October 4-November 
8 - 2:00-3:00 

Tuesdays: October 5- 
November 9 — 3:15-4.15 

Thursdays: October 7- 
November 11 — 4:00-5:00 

Anyone wishing to attend these 
seminars should sign the list on 
the hall bulletin board across 
from the office of the Dean of 
Students. There will be a 
maximum of 25 students per 
group. If anyone wishes to attend 
these seminars, but has a 
conflicting schedule, please see 
Dr. Jan Harris. 

Good study habits will be 
emphasized. Also, the methods of 
note taking, outlining, and 
reviewing will be introduced. In 
addition, proper techniques will 
be given for writing a research 
paper and preparing for an 
exam. Dean Harris said, "Tips 
from these seminars will enable 
students to put together a good 
study program." By attending 
these seminars, a student can 
learn how to study productively. 

Dr. Harris also urges anyone 
who needs help or wants to 
improve his study skills to attend 
these seminars. 



Hockey Team Splits 
Opening Week 



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Tuesday. September 28, 1976 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

Well folks, another hockey 
season is in full swing and I for 
one am excited. The girls opened 
their season Monday against 
Lynchburg and they looked 
sharp. New uniforms made our 
million dollar team like a million 
and one. And they played like it. 
By the way, they won, 4-1. 

Coach Sally Custer was pleased 
with her squads first 
performance. "Experience was 
one of our key factors. The girls 
are seasoned players and work 
well together. The team 
displayed a special co- 
hesiveness— that which 
comes from good conditioning 
and the universal desire to win". 

Forward Terry Voit was up to 
her old antics again by scoring all 
four Longwood goals. Terry is a 
very fluid player; the type of 
person you like to watch in home 
movies (in reverse). Another big 
plus for the LC squad was the 
return of junior Scottie Capehart. 
After sitting out last season, 
Scottie has returned to her center 

L. C. Professor 
Publishes Work 

ByJOLEILI 

Mr. Joseph B. Law, assistant 
Professor of Chemistry, 
presented a paper entitled "The 
Measurement of High Gamma 
Base Rates by Conversion — 
Electron Counting" at the U. S. 
Energy Research and Deve- 
lopment Administration Sym- 
posium on Gamma- and - X-Ray 
Sources and Applications, held in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the 
summer. TTiis paper appears now 
in the Proceedings of the 
Symposium published in 
September, 1975. The research 
resulting in this publication was 
supported jointly by a grant 
awarded to Professor Law by the 
Sigma Xi Scientific Research 
Society, and The Virginia 
Academy of Science. This work 
was done at the Atomic Reactor 
Facility at the University of 
Virginia. 

The advantages of this method 
of conversion electron counting: 

1. The measurement is not 
affected by a temperature 
change. 

2. The measurement is not 
affected by the presence of 
impurities in the dosimeter. 

3. There is not an upper Limit 
of Gamma Base Rate or 
Exposure, while all other 
chemical dosimetric systems 
have Limits. 

4. This method is far more 
sensitive than any other 
photonuclear method. 

This is the twelfth publication 
authored by Mr. Law since he 
joined the Longwood Faculty in 
1966. As a result of his research 
achievements and his publication 
record, his name is listed in "Who 
Is Publishing in Science." He was 
the Treasurer of the longwood - 
Hampden-Sydney Sigma Xi Qub 
for 1975-76. 



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halfback position and is the 
backbone of the defense. 

But the game is not all peaches 
and cream. The Longwood squad 
lost their second contest to 
Westhampton 1-0. An improved 
Westhampton squad 
outmaneuvered the lagging LC 
offense and scored twelve 
minutes into the second half. 
Longwood just could not 
substanciate a drive and 
penetrate into Westhampton's 
striking circle. But we all have 
bad days. An impressive 
performance was displayed by 
goalie Jane Grier who stopped 
eighteen shots on goal. 

As an extra feature, two new 
ideas will be incorporated into 
future hockey articles. One will 
be a player spotlight. Eacn week 
one player will be totally 
embarrased by a report on her 
excellent performance the 
preceding week. The second 
feature is called "The Sally 
Custer Quip". Coach Custer, 
being of unusually humorous wit, 
has agreed to come up with one 
catchy phrase each week. Are we 
ready? Here we go. The first 
quip: "Valley Forge might have 
frozen the Washington brigade, 
but the Longwood Legion's 
ability to fire up will negate 
history this November of 76". 

Speaking of being in a mood of 
high exhilaration, I must say that 
I have never been more excited 
and more impressed with a junior 
varsity squad. For fourteen girls 
who have never seen each other 
or played as a team, I think they 
deserved a second look. They 
played with the maturity of an 
established squad; they 
abolished the Lunchburg team 8- 
0. Junior Linda BaunJer scored 
four of those goajs, followed by 
Debbie Kinzel with two, Linda 
Crovatt and Kim Furbee with 
one each. Says Coach Custer: "I 
was extremely pleased with their 
performance. This was the first 
time most of the girls have 
played our particular system, 
and they kept their cool". 

The JV's also took a 3-1 
decision over the Westhampton 
JV's. Suzanne Ash, Linda 
Crovatt, and Debbie Kinzel each 
tallied a goal for Longwood. "The 
second team has great 
potential," states Ms. Custer, 
"each person is so versital; each 
one could play a number of 
positions". I think they will do 
just fine. 

Legislative Board 
Meeting Held 

By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

Legislative Board met briefly 
on September 20 in South 
Cunningham. Emily Burgwyn 
opened the committee reports by 
explaining that Student Activities 
Fees Committee is not a 
Legislative Board Committee, 
but it is a committee of the 
college. Legislative Board is to 
recommend students to work on 
the committee only. This is the 
first of the reports to come from 
the Ad Hoc Committee on 
Committee Reform and By-laws. 

Susann Smith administered the 
oath of loyalty to Sally Graham, 
the new senior representative. 
Mary Bruce Hazelgrove 
volunteered to be Legislative 
Board's Oktoberfest Booth 
chairman. The October 4 meeting 
of I>egislative Board will meet in 
Cox Parlor at the regular 7:00 
meeting time. 



REC0W1ENDATI0NS 

FROM THE 

FACULTY-STUDENT-STAFr RETREAT 

August 27, 1976 



1. The College remain approximately the same size. Strive to continue 
the reputation of a good, small, generJl purpose, coeducational 
college. 

2. Continuation of the personal approach as far as relationship 
between faculty-staff and students. 

3. A new physical education facility is desperately needed for 
instructional and recreational-athletic purposes. 

4. A career counseling center on campus in conjunction with the 
Placement Office. Publicize job opportunity trends, especially in 
non-teaching areas. 

5. Security of library books: 

A. Have duplicating machine in the Reserve Room of the library. 
Hopefully, this will eliminate theft and defacing of 
reserved books and periodicals. 

B. Bring the problem to the attention of the students. 

C. Station someone at the door to check all books as people 
leave the library. 

6. Available facilities for securing rooms between suites in the 
residence halls. 

7. Student participation in College fund raising before graduation. 

8. Encourage students to have patience with the new continuous seating 
procedure in the dining hall in order to give it a chance to be 
successful . 

9. Complete plans for the Leadership Seminar for interested students. 
10. Promote acceptance of coeducation. 



First Horse Show To 
Be Held Oct. 15 



By LORI MORGAN 

The Longwood Lancers Riding 
club and team will hold their first 
Horse Show for this year, on 
Friday, October 15. The show will 
be held at Hampden Stables and 
will begin at 2:00. There will be a 
state car to take all interested 
students out to the stables every 
45 minutes. It will be leaving the 
automotive center, adjacent to 
Barlow Field, starting at 1:45. 

All Longwood students are 
encouraged to enter the show, if 
you know how to ride; if not, we 
would like you still to come out to 
watch and to show your support 
for the College and for the 
students that are entered in the 
show. In order for you to 
compete, you must pre-register. 
There will be someone in the New 
Smoker from 12:30 to 3:00 on 
Sept. 27, 28, 29, 30, Oct. 1, 11, 12, 
12, 14 so that you can pre-register 
for the show. 

I. Pleasure for Beginners — 
(Beginner walk, trot) — judged 
on smoothness of gaits, control 
and attention of mount — 
manageability and disposition of 
mount. 

II. Pleasure for Advanced 
Beginners — (Advanced walk, 
trot) — same as No. 1. 

III. Pleasure for Intermediates 
( Beginner walk, trot, canter) — 
same as No. 1 

IV. Pleasure for Advanced — 
(walk, trot, canter) — same as 
No. 1 

V. Equitation for Beginners — 
judged on good seat and hands, 
general management and control 
of mount. Horsemanship of rider, 
manner and performance of 
mount to count. 

V. Equitation for Advanced 



Beginners — same as No. 5 

VII. Equitation for 
Intermediates — same as No. 5 

VIII. Equitation for Advanced 

— same as No. 5 

IX. Go as you please for 
Beginners — judged on ability to 
maintain the gait and way of 
going. Conformation does not 
county. 

X. Go as you please for 
Advanced Beginners — same as 
No. 9 

XI. Go as you please for 
Intermediates — same as No. 9 

Xii. Go as you please for 
Advanced — same as No. 9 

XIII. Pairs for Intermediates 
and Advanced only — judged on 
general management and control 
of mount at a walk, trot, and 
canter. Three pairs in ring at one 
time. 

XIV. Reserve Champion and 
Champion for Beginners — To be 
determined by points: Blue — 7 
points; Red — 5 points; Yellow — 
4 points; White — 3 points; Pink 

— 2 points; Green — 1 point. 

XV. Reserve Champion and 
Champion for Advanced 
Beginners — same as No. 14 

XVI. Reserve Champion and 
Champion for Intermediates ~ 
same as No. 14 

XVIII. Reserve Champion and 
Champion for Advanced — same 
as No. 14 

Those who want to enter the 
Horse Show, must remember to 
pre-register. The Longwood 
I.ancers look forward to seeing 
you all at the Horse Show on 
October 15. 

The lancers' first Horse Show 
for this season is at Averett, on 
Friday, October 8, and we wish 
you all luck at that show. 



Golfer's Have 
3-1 Record 

On Monday, September 20, the 
Longwood Golf team participated 
in a tri-match with William and 
Mary and Madison on their own 
green. Ix)ngwood beat Madison 
IP 2-^-2 and William and Mary 12- 
2h. This made the Ix)ngwood 
team's season record stand now 
as 3 wins and 1 loss. The point 
total to date is Ix)ngwood 39 and 
Opponents 15. 

The points earned by the 
Ix)ngwood golfers on Monday 
were Nan Patterson with 4 points, 
Deanna Vanwey with 6 points, 
Meg Baskervill with 6 points, 
Becky Webb with 4'j points and 
Gail Pollard with 3 points. The 
low scorer for the entire game 
was Becky Webb with a score of 
87. 

The team will play Randolph- 
Macon Women's College on 
Monday. September 27 and travel 
to Staunton to participate in the 
annual Mary Baldwin Invitation 
(Jolf Tournament on Friday, 
October 1 

I. A. A. Football 
Fun 

On Wednesday, September 22, 
there was the strange sight on the 
Ix)ngwood campus of a number of 
young men and ladies trotting 
down a field with rags sticking 
out of their pockets trying to 
catch an oval pigskin ball. 
Actually this event was nothing 
unusual; it was just the first 
game of the lAA Flag Football 
Intramurals between parti- 
cipating dormatories and 
sororities. 

Two games were held on 
Wednesday. The results were- 
that French beat South 
Cunningham and Zeta Tau Alpha 
defeated Main Cunningham. On 
Thursday, there was one game in 
which North (.'unningham lost to 
Cox. 

So far two forfeits have 
occurred when the teams have 
failed to show up for the games. 
On Wednesday, neither Alpha 
Gamma Delta nor Tabb I 
appeared and on Thursday, Tabb 
III and Frazer were absent. 

More games have been 
scheduled throughout the week. A 
schedule is posted in the New 
Smoker telling what teams are 
playing and when the games will 
be held. 

First Volleyball 
Match Won 

The J.V. Volleyball team had 
its first match Thursday, 
September 23 in Her Gym 
against Franklin County High 
School. There were three games 
played. Franklin County was the 
victor in the first, hard fought 
game with the score of 15 to 9. 
The second and third games were 
won decisively by the I>ongwood 
team. Respectively, the scores 
were 15 to 1 and 15 to 5. 

The next volleyball game 
.scheduled is at home against 
Eastern Mennonite at 6:30 p.m. 
Show your support and 
enthusiasm by coming to the 
game. 



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Press Conference 

(Continued from Page 1) 



Post-Debate Debate 



the sororities here concerning 
their national chapter 
regulations on this subject. He 
also said that all sorority 
representatives would have to be 
present at the upcoming 
meetings before anything about 
drinking policies in chapter 
rooms could be decided. 

President Willett summed up 
the press conference in these 
words, "We're talking about the 
process of change. We've 



changed to co-education, we've 
changed dining hall procedures, 
we've changed the I.D. system, 
we've changed registration." He 
concluded by saying that 
sometimes we've been chided for 
being too slow to make any 
changes and then again for 
making too many changes too 
fa.st. Whatever is the case, we'll 
have to examine our situation 
and come to acceptable terms 
with ourselves. 



Debate 

(Continued from Page 1) 



vetoes reflect this. He sharply 
criticized the Congress for voting 
itself additional funds, for its 
large number of employees, and 
questioned its morality. 

In addition to economics, the 
candidates covered the topic of 
amnesty. C'arter favors a pardon 
for Viet Nam draft evaders, while 
delicately defining the difference 
between a pardon and amnesty. 
Ho remarked that amnesty infers 
that the action in question was 
right, whereas a pardon does not 
make this kind of judgment, but 
just grants forgiveness. 

Ford continued to support his 
program of conditional amnesty, 
where the evaders are given 
amnesty in return for voluntary 



work in the nation's behalf. He 
also defended his pardon of 
Nixon for his alleged involvement 
in Watergate, declaring that 
"Mr. Nixon has been penalized 
enough by his resignation and his 
disgrace." 

Both Carter and Ford support 
mandatory energy conservation 
measures and further research 
into development of other types 
of energy: coal, solar, and the 
like. Ford was quick to point out 
that he is the first president to put 
out a comprehensive report on 
energy; Carter criticized the 
structure of the energy 
commission. 

The next debate is scheduled 
for October 6 in San Francisco. 




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Presidential Debates — *^^^ 

Nixon-Kennedy Parallel Art Department Is Featuring The 

Weinstein Collection In Bedford 



By LISA TURNER 



To most critics, the most 
important thing a Presidential 
debate contributes is an insight 
into the personality and images 
of the candidates. Some 
historians attribute Itichard M. 
Nixon's loss in the 1960 election to 
the image he projected in his first 
debate with the then Senator 
John F. Kennedy. They claim 
that even though Nixon was the 
more talented of the two at the 
art of debate, he lost it because of 
his poor appearance on 
television. He appeared nervous, 
unshaven and fatigued next to the 
more youthful and relaxed 
Kennedy 

In addition. Kennedy seemed to 
grasp better the importance of 
the media in influencing the 
voters; thus, he spoke more to the 
audience than to his opponent. 

The Ford campaign committee 
saw these debates as an 
important means of squelching 
doubts as to Ford's leadership 
capabilities. (In a pre-debate 
survey, a substantial number of 
those polled indicated that they 
were worried about Ford's 
purported lack of leadership 
qualities. It may be relieving to 
his committee to know that he 
has recently picked up several 



points, but not necessarily 
because of his image in the 
debates. ) 

At the same time. Carter forces 
were concerned about their 
candidate's tendency to cloud the 
issues, and appear too vague. 
Some voters have t)een heard to 
remark that Carter is a little too 
cool and impersonal in answering 
questions on policy, and that he 
has a tendency to appear 
somehwat "holier than thou", 
although his recent revelations to 
Playboy magazine may have 
changed that. 

All in all, it was very hard to 
decide whether either side had 
come up with an outright victory 
in the first debate. Both 
candidates showed a very good 
command of statistics, and 
rhetoric. Ford definitely 
displayed his talent for 
remembering facts and figures, 
if he dwelt a little too long on 
them, it was probably to exhibit 
this quality to the fullest. 

One thing that is certain is that 
neither candidate intends to 
become a "victim of themedia." 
While this is admirable, a viewer 
can only hope that the next 
debate deals a little more with 
fact, a little less with image. 



People writing letters to the editor 
should not use the Rotunda as vehicle 
for escape. Problems can best be 
solved in face-to-face encounters. 
Remember also that letters must be 
signed by all people involved in 
writing the letter. 



The Art Department of 
Longwood College is featuring 
the collection of Mr. and Mrs. 
Sidney Weinstein of Roanoke in 
the Bedford Gallery from 
September 20 to October 17. 

The exhibition reveals the joys 
of collecting and the obvious 
pleasure the Weinsteins take in 
their growing family of art. For 
this is a family, a personal group 
chosen with love. 

If any main trend 
predominates, it is surrealism or 
fantasy, often laced with humor. 
It is also predominantly a 
collection of Virginia artists, who 
hold up well against such 
"names" as New Yorker Peter 
Agostini. 

The tour de force of the 
collection and an oil painting of 
the new surrealism school is 
Nancy Witt's "Self-Portrait." 
Startingly realistic and un- 
compromising in technique, it 
shows the artist from behind, 
contemplating a canvas also seen 
from behind. It is a painting 
which explores something of that 
land frequented by the French 
artist Magritte, but shows this 
artist in her maturity— revealing 
more and more of that intense, 
lonely, and personal battle which 
any artist dealing with the 
subjective world must fight to 
clarify. 

The Weinsteins show a love of 
nature rendered in painting and 
prints, but nature more 
suggested than totally exploited 
as in the blue road mysteriously 
disappearing into hills by Harriet 
Stokes, the tiny untitled 
landscape by Ljti Yeatts, or the 
double circle motif of trees and 
grass by Barbara Bishop. A 
response to the innocent and 
naive shows in their choice of 



By CONWAY THOMPSON 

Charles Hewitt's "John and Mary 
Lived Here" or Maryann 
Harmon's "Mountains." Victor 
Huggins' layered hills beneath a 
great space of blue lend serenity, 
whUe Peyton Klein's "April 15" 
bursts with color and the 
germinal feel that Gorky often 
achieved. Betty Tisinger's work 
in oil stick shares this happy riot 
of complementary color. 

It is a happy collection, filled 
with humor, especially in the 
sculptured pieces. One cannot 
grieve as Kenneth Beer's Daphne 
metamorphoses into a tree. Peter 
Wreden's braised steel figure 
may be a Don Quixote off to tilt at 
windmills, but what splendid 
plumes and saber. Jerry Krebs' 
exotic bird is utterly astonished 
at the strange egg it's laid and 
wedged among its three feet, but 
what fun for children (all ages)! 
And Agostini's plaster piece, cast 
from life, shows two male hands 
holding on eternally to plump and 
rounded forms. ( He used to blow 
up balloons, dip them in plaster, 
then puncture the balloon with a 
pin, leaving the plaster form.) 

Kent Ipsen is represented by 
one glass piece, not as large or 
formally controlled as some of 
his blown vessels, but notable for 
exquisite control of color in a 
difficult medium— irridescent 
blues, greens, and purples. Carol 
Summers, a nationally known 
printmaker, is seen in the 
Weinstein Collection through a 
tiny copper and brass sculpture, 
a cheery sun over rainbow, which 
could be worn as jewelry. 

Clifford Earl is riding high with 
two marvelous men in their 
flying machines, one called "The 
Spirit of Elmont." They may be 
bound for Richmond to bombard 
the capitol with marshmallows 



before the cock crows. 

In this three-dimensional group 
Emily Galumbeck's Indian pot 
and Robert Crane's raku pot 
march to a different drum 
entirely, each in its way realizing 
something archaic, earth 
wrenched, and tragic. 

One of the strangest fantasy 
works, a pastel by Jim Yeatts 
called "Spinx, Blue Bearded" 
suggests a dream of voluptuous 
nudes revolving about a 
Bluebeard, content to view the 
colorful richness of it all. Jack 
Coughlin's Dream Circus" may 
evolve from a similar male 
fantasy. 

Pop Art might be said to be 
recalled by Clayton Pond's 
serigraph "Flower Man" 
bouncing with complementary 
reds and greens. The subtle 
"Pollination" of Jone Pienkowski 
cools its message through her 
sensitive use of white space. 

One could continue— the fine 
lithograph from Terry Hirst's 
Duchamp series, "Duchamp 
Plays Chess with Rembrant in 
the Bathtub," is a choice print, in 
tonal quality, spatial treatment 
of chess-board, tub and figures, 
and tongue-in-cheek humor. In 
this one Rembrandt knows he's 
bound to lose. 

It is a fine show of do your own 
thing collecting. Only a few 
works cling to an art movement 
per se. The Weinsteins have 
revealed themselves to be as 
independent, strong willed, witty, 
and charming as the artists 
whose works they have selected. 

Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 12 
noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, and 2 to 6 p.m. 
Saturday and Sunday. The 
public is cordially invited to come 
and enjoy. 



Special Feature - S-UN - See Pg. 4 & 5 



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VOL. LII 



I/)NGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1976 



TWELFTH NIGHT Opening Wednesday- 
Cast Ready For Creation Of The Theatre 



NO. 5 



By IRISH HOWLAND 

And the Great Directors said 
"Let there be actors, lights, sets, 
costumes, props, make-up, sound 
and pubUcity," and then it came 
to be... the creation of the theatre. 

The most recent "creation of 
the theatre" available for all 
Longwood students to experience 
is the opening of the Longwood 
Players Production of 
Shakespeare's TWELFTH 
NIGHT, October 6th, Wednesday 
night in Jarman Auditorium. The 
performances will run October 6- 
9 at 8:00 each evening. 

Four and a half weeks of 



rehearsals have readied the cast 
for the opening, and the most 
recent additions to the production 
are all the technical aspects. The 
set, created and construction by 
Mr. Ben Emerson, establishes 
the setting, obvious to the 
audience the Elizabethan locale. 
The lighting which Anne 
Saunders will provide, 
establishes the mood of this 
comic farce. She will provide 
many beautiful moments in the 
play, with only special lighting 
effects can create. 

An unusual approach to this 
Elizabethan comedy will be 




apparent in the costuming for the 
play, which will be 
comtemporary in style. Most of 
the cast will be wearing 
jumpsuits adequate to their 
character. 

Perhaps you have already 
noticed the creativity in the 
publicity. Approximately a week 
ago, over a hundred letters were 
posted on boards all over 
campus, addressed to: "...the 
unknown belov'd." Sorry, you 
must come to Jarman to find out 
who it is. 

We, the Longwood Players, 
cast and crews of TWELFTH 
NIGHT, would like to extend to 
you a most welcome invitation to 
our "creation to the Theatre." 

All four performances are 
being dedicated to Dr. Herbert R. 
Blackwell. 




A scene at the court of count Orsino. 



Reeny Manley, Feste the Clown. 




3n ilcmnnum 



Herbert EobtnBon blackwell 
1327-197B 

No words can pay adequate tribute to this man. 
Dr. Blackwell, always with a smile, has been a 
way of life at Longwood. He put students first 
over any amount of paperwork and was never too 
busy to sit beside you and talk about any and 
everything. He has solved many a problem, and 
brightened innumerable days. His honesty and 
one-to-one personal contact will always be 
treasured by Longwood College. He has done so 
much — and asked only friendship in return. 



Thank you. Dr. Blackwell. . . 

for the special moments you have given us 
for the dreams you have had for Longwood 
for the support and belief you have had in 
each dream and in each individual 
involved with Longwood. 



Reeny Manley and Dr. Shnpson — Sir Topaz and Malvolio. 



Page 2 THE ROTUNDA, 



An Open 



Tuesday, October 5, 1976 



Letter To The 



Board Of 



Visitors 



This is to tell you about a matter that concerns 
many students. I assume that you have received a copy 
of last week's Rotunda and have read the editorial 
concerning the status of the student activities fees 
committee. A number of students involved feel 
strongly that the committee should be a part of 
legislative board in order to best represent and serve 
the student body in distributing their activities fees. As 
I stated in my editorial, it technically is a committee of 
the college. For the past several years, however, it has 
functioned under legislative board, with its members 
and advisors being elected. This year the committee in 
my opinion is the most respected and effective one on 
campus. Its members for the most part have served on 
it for several years and are familiar with its workings. 
They work well together, and I feel that they sincerely 
stand for the best interests of Longwood students. The 
majority of those involved in student government feel 
very strongly against the possibility of the committee 
losing student input, and they fear that this would 
result from an appointed committee of the college. 

Longwood's activities fees committee is one of the 
lew in the state that is student oriented. It would be a 
shame to change it. After all, it seems logical that 
there should be major student input into the 
distribution of student money into student 
organizations. This is not to say that an activities fees 
committee of the college appointed by the dean would 
not be effective. Many are afraid, however, that a new 
committee comprised of people unfamiliar with the 
situations would cause it to lose some of its credibility. 
The present members, along with their advisors, have 
put much time and effort into an extremely important 
committee. It functions so well that few criticisms 
ever evolve. 

What can the students of Longwood College do to 
preserve the committee as it is now? It seems pointless 
to revise a committee that is so definitely doing its job 
so capably. If the committee members didn't bother to 
dig to find answers, it would be understandable to seek 
a change. This is not the case. Who should students talk 
with in order to alleviate their concern? There seems 
to be a lack of communication between the 
administration and student organizations, not only the 
student activities fees committee. This lack becomes 
evident when students work hard for a change only to 
see it defeated in the final channels, and when new 
changes that concern students occur almost overnight 
and basically without student knowledge and input. 
Granted, many colleges never involve their students in 
policy-making and carrying through, but Longwood 
has been different. We are noted for our student 
oriented government. Why now is there a possibility of 
changing a major committee from student directed 
into administrative appointed? There is a degree of 
pressure coming from many sides in many directions, 
causing indirect questions and answers. Simple, 
honest, and direct one-to-one communication is 
needed, and the activities fees committee would be the 
perfect place to start. Students want it to be a 
legislative board committee, run by students for 
students in the primary interests of students. The 
committee is ready to accept this responsibility, and 
students are ready to give it to them. What can we do? 




SAFC Reply 

Dear Editor and Student Body: 
We, the now active Student 
Activities Fees Committee, 
would like to express our thanks 
to Ellen Cassada, Rotunda editor, 
for her support of the 
committee's position in last 
week's editorial. 

In the last two years, Student 
Activities Fees Committee has 
spent many hours constructing 
an efficient commit. We have 
been functioning as a conmiittee 
of IvCgislative Board comprised 
of members elected by 
Legislative Board on the basis of 
their interest in the financial 
affairs of the many organizations 
on campus. We have been 
fortunate to have students and 



advisors who were both active in 
their position on the committee 
and equally interested in their 
work with the committee. Each 
advisor has played a vital part in 
the development of the 
committee and we would like to 
take this time to express our 
appreciation for their sincere 
interest and their active 
participation. The advisors of the 
committee are Mr. I.B. Dent, 
Dean Swann, Dr. Sandra Breil, 
Mr. George Stonikinis, and Mrs. 
Kidder. Our major concern of 
being a committee of the college 
is losing student input into our 
membership, therefore, possibly 
losing proper channeling of 
student fees. We hope that 
through discussion and 
cooperation on all sides we will be 
able to reach a workable 




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BUSINESS MANAGER 

Sally Graham 
SPORTS EDITOR 

Debbie Northern 

HEADLINES 

Maureen Hanley 
Anne Carter Stephens 

CIRCULATION 

Lexie McVey 




ADVERTISING 

Betty Vaughan 
Debbie Campbell 

TYPISTS 

Wanda Blount 
Margaret Hammersley 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Dee Clemmer 

Lori Felland 

George Bennett 

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REPORTERS: Jo Leili, Lisa Smith, Donna 
Hasky, Thomas Hawke, Sandy Haga, Anita 
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Louise Parris, Margaret Hammersley, Lisa 
Turner 

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compromise that will satisfy both 
sides. We have requested that 
Dean Wells meet with the 
committee to discuss this matter. 
We would like to thank the 
student body and organizational 
treasurers for their support. We 
are open to any suggestions at 
any time. 

1976 Student Activities 
Fees Committee 



Various Topics 
Discussed By 
D. H. Committee 

By ANITA RIVARD 

The Dining Hall Conunittee 
met Wednesday, September 29; 
various topics were discussed, 
including the choice of entrees, 
the upcoming food preference 
survey, and other general 
concerns. 

It was noted that there has been 
no choice of entrees during the 
last half hour of dinner. This 
problem should be alleviated as 
soon as Dining Kail personnel 
evaluate data from the first 
month's menu cycle and plan for 
future meals. 

The question was raised 
concerning students who cannot 
eat certain foods for medical or 
religious reasons; this led to a 
discussion of meal tickets, which 
would allow students to eat only 
the meals they choose in the 
Dining Hall. The meal ticket 
system would not be feasible for 
Longwood at this time, one 
reason being that there are not 
adequate kitchen facilities in the 
dorms for students to prepare 
meals. In addition, the present 
system is less expensive overall 
for the student. 

Any alumni planning to be on 
campus and wishing to take 
meals in the dining hall should 
contact the Alumni Association 
prior to that time; meal tickets 
for alumni are provided at the 
discretion of the Association. 

Food preference surveys are 
being planned by the Committee 
for distribution in the near future. 
Students are urged to participate 
in this survey, which will aid the 
dining hall staff in the 
preparation of menus. 

It was announced that ARA- 
Slater has acquired a new 
executive chef who will soon 
begip his duties at Longwood. 

Any problems or suggestions 
concerning the dining hall should 
be directed toward the 
committee. Committee chairman 
is Carol Lewis, vice-chairman of 
Residence Board. Other 
representatives are: Freshman- 
Pam Spangler; Sophomore-Ellie 
Kennedy; Junior-Anne Hunt; 
Senior-Sally Chewning; Hostess- 
Cheryl Bailey; Waitress- Rosie 
Waddell. Also working with the 
committee are Miss Doris Carey 
and Mr. Frank Klassen. 

Dining hall committee 
meetings are held on a monthly 
basis. Meeting times will be 
posted in the dorms and 
interested students are 
encouraged to attend. 










Tuck, Bruno And Shelton Selected 
To Lead 1976 Oktoberfest Events 



Page 3 



THE ROTUNDA. 



Tuesday, October 5, 1976 



By SANDY HAGA 

Oktoberfest is just around the 
corner and all three meisters are 
hard at work. The festivities start 
the 15th. 

Becky Tuck, the mitten- 
meister, will cut the rib- 
bon, opening the Midway on 
Saturday. She will supervise the 
judging of the booths and will 
present the booth awards on 
Saturday night. 

Rennie Bruno, feistmeister, 
will work with the festival 
chairman, Michelle Nealon, in 
presiding over the entire week 
end. Rennie will also preside over 
the skits. Along with her other 
duties, she will work in the 
information booth at the Midway. 

Shelby Shelton is geistmeister, 
chosen because she is a senior 



who symbolizes the spirit and 
intelligence which lies behind 
Oktoberfest. Her duties include 
attending various skit and usher 
practices along with the other 
meisters. She will preside over 
the hockey game, introduce color 
rush runners, and is in charge of 
selling tickets for lunch and 
dinner. 

Shelby will also present a good 
Luck Hex to each class chairman 
for the Reds and the Greens. One 
side of the Hex denotes good luck 
and success to the class during 
the year's activities. The other 
side symbolizes the spirit of unity 
felt during Oktoberfest. Both the 
red and green colors are 
represented on the hex, but blue 
predominates. There is a 
shamrock in the center of the 



hex. 

Shelby pointed out that for the 
first time the I^ngwood band will 
perform at Oktoberfest Mr. 
Darrell Harbaum will conduct the 
band. A fan fare will be played by 
two trumpets when the ribbon is 
cut opening the midway. 

Shelby said she hopes the guys 
will panicipate with the same 
spirit the girls have shown in the 
past. The skit participants, 
klowns, and ushers are hard at 
work. Those involved in 
preparations for Oktoberfest are 
enthusiastic and spirited. 
Hopefully, many more students 
will become involved and excited 
about what promises to be a 
fantastic Oktoberfest. 




REENIE BRUNO 
FESTMEISTER 



SHELBY SHELTON 
GEISTMEISTER 



OKTOBERFEST KLOWNS 76 



Various Topics Discussed 
At Legislative Board Meeting 



Robin Bryant 
Bebe Cole 
Diane Connolly 
Kelly Cooper 
Rosalind Crenshaw 
Linda Crovatt 
Carolyn Foster 
Kim Furbee 
Pee Wee Gilbert 
Terry Johnson 
Dede Kirkpatrick 



Dottie Labohn 
Carol Lewis 
Mary Pat Loew 
Lynn Mabry 
Kim McCanna 
Ann Marie Morgan 
Cindy Morris 
Sue Morris (Chuckles) 
Colleen Russell 
Debbie Stivender 



Longwood's Head Residents- 
Who Needs Them- We Do 



By DEBBIE MOUL 

The hall is quiet and peaceful. 
Rumor has it that the boy's floor 
nearby is planning to raid. Your 
friend and you lurk stealthily in 
the shadows armed with powder, 
shaving cream and other legal 
weapons. There is a sound at the 
end of the hall. You step back, 
breathless, as you watch the door 
gradually open. Three figures 
walk in and the battle is 
underway. Within minutes, it's 
over and you stand back, 
exasperated, as you watch the 
boys dash swiftly down the hall. 
The floor is slightly visible 
amidst the shaving cream and 
powder. Girls watch in 
amazement. Within minutes, 
your Head Resident appears at 
the end of the hall. She neither 
shouts nor scolds, but the 
bewildered expression on her 
face asks what happened. Your 
friend and you explain and she 
listens intently. She understands. 
This is what makes your Head 
Resident and her assistants so 
special. They understand and 
identify with you, and we need 
this. 

It takes a lot of energy and 
endurance to maintain a job for 
twenty-four hours a day. You 
must communicate well with 
others and have a feel for what 
you're doing. This is important if 
you want to be successful as a 
Head Resident. 

After speaking with the Head 
Residents of coed dorms, I've 
concluded that fondness for 
young people is a primary reason 
for wanting this position. Each of 
the Head Residents that I spoke 
with had taught or had worked in 
a school and this in turn has 



helped them in understanding a 
student's needs. After teaching 
high school seniors, Ike 
Stoneberger, Assistant Head 
Resident of Tabb, French and 
South Ruffner, feels that is 
familiar with the problems of 
young people. Carl Wesley, 
assistant in Frazer, emphasized 
this when he said that he wouldn't 
"turn his head on the students." 
They need his respect as well as 
he needs theirs. Mrs. Tuttle, 
Head Resident in Main 
Cunningham feels that her girls 
aren't problems, but they may 
have problems and she is there to 
help. After working at Stratford 
College for seven years, Mrs. 
Marshall, Head Resident in 
Frazer, says that she really 
enjoys working with young 
people. These are few of the 
people that we students can 
relate to. 

As far as the school going coed, 
Longwood graduate and 
temporary Head Resident of 
South Cunningham, Wanda Trent 
thinks it's great. Each of the 
other Head Residents and 
assistants seem to agree. They 
feel that the interaction between 
males and females is good and 
the transition in the change has 
gone smoothly. 

Mrs. Ordogh, Head Resident of 
Tabb, French and South Ruffner, 
is the one of the sweetest persons 
that I've ever met andpjf know 
that if I needed son^ne to 
talk to, she would be there. Each 
of the Head Residents and 
assistants on campus is here to 
help us and we should be thankful 
that they put themselves out for 
us. 

Who needs them... we do. 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

Legislative Board met 
September 27 in Wheeler Parlor. 
Susann Smith called the meeting 
to order. Emily Burgwyn 
announced that committee sign- 
up sheets are on the bulletin 
board in the New Smoker. She 
told the representatives to 
encourage other students to sign 
up. Legislative Board com- 
mittees include Swap Shop, 
Help-out, Elections, Organization 
Evaluations and Editor of the 
Handbook conunittees. College 
committees posted for sign-up 
are Academic Policies, Library, 
Founder's Day and Bookstore 
conunittees. 

Turning to old business, the 
press conference of Sept. 21 was 
discussed. It was suggested that 
from now on press conference be 
scheduled for Thursdays, if at all 
possible. This way the topics for 
discussion could be printed in 
Tuesday's copy of The Rotunda in 
time for students to review them 
before attending the press 
conference. 

Emily Burgwyn announced 
that a contest to determine a 
nickname for Longwood's sports 
teams will be upcoming in 
November. This contest will be 
sponsored by the Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association (I.A.A.). All 
students are eligible to 
participate in the contest. More 
information about this contest 
will be seen in later editions of 
The Rotunda. 

Susann Smith said that she. 



along with Ruth Bourne and 
Ellen Cassada, will be attending 
the Peaks of Otter Conference on 
October 6. This will be a 
leadership conference and 
Susann conunented, "We hope to 
get a lot of good ideas out of it." 

Mary Bruce Hazelgrove said 
that she would have Orientation 
Evaluation results at the next 
meeting. 

Also at the next meeting. 
Legislative Board will be voting 
on a Residence Board proposal. 
The proposal has to do with the 
elimination of ratification of 
Open House hours, found on page 
66 of the Student Handbook. The 
proposal would replace 
ratification with automatic 
acceptance of these Open House 
hours for all residence hall from 
the very beginning of the school 
year: 

Friday 5:00 p.m.-l:30 

a.m. 

Saturday 1:00 p.m.-l:30 

a.m. 

Sunday 2:00 p.m.-10:00 

p.m. 

This proposal intends to do 
away with the shorter Open 
House hours while waiting to vote 
on the above hours, since every 
hall in every dorm has passed 
these maximum hours since the 
ratification process was set up. 
The October 11 meeting of 
legislative Board will meet in 
the Commons Room. Everyone is 
welcome at any of the meetings 
of Legislative Board. 



Widespread Interest Found 
In Family History 



A recent graduate of the U.S. 
Department of Archives' 
Institute for Genealogical 
Research, has put together a 
Family History "Starter Kit" for 
persons interested in delving into 
their own family's history. Phaon 
Sundiata of Annapolis, Maryland 
who put together this Kit 
originally for Afro-Americans 
found, as a result of appearing on 
several TV programs, that the 
response from European- 
Americans (or white Americans) 
was as great as that from black 
Americans. Because of this turn 
of events, Mr. Sundiata 
developed a "Starter Kit" for 
European- Americans also. It was 
necessary to compose two 
different Kits because of the 
difference in research techniques 
that must be used when 
searching for family documents 
recorded on a governmental level 



prior to the year 1865. 

Mr. Sundiata who, himself, is 
researching the "Barksdale" line 
of his family's ancestry has found 
that the original Barksdales who 
setteld in Virginia were from 
England and that in addition to 
being a prominent land and 
slave-owning clan they also 
enjoyed a reputation as being a 
charitable and energetic 
folk," worthy of the trust of the 
people." Sundiata's great- 
grandfather worked on the 
plantation of William Peter 
Barksdale of Halifax County, 
Va., and it is this family's records 
that must be sought next. 

Any Americans interested in 
tracing their family's history 
may received some helpful hints 
by writing Mr. Sundiata at 
Eastport P.O. Box .3063, 
Annapolis, Md. 21403. 



SNACK BAR 
SPECIAL 

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RIBEYE STEAK, 
CHOICE, TO ORDER 

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OCTOBER 1M8 



Millions For 
Funds Still 
Untouched 



The Bureau's Director Dr. 
Robert J. Boileau says, "Millions 
of Dollars originially set up in 
foundations to aid students in 
varied fields of higher education 
goes untouched each year. 
Qualified students do not know of 
the funds and in many cases have 
never heard of the foundation or 
foundations. Hundreds of 
foundations have t)een set up at 
the request of some now deceased 
well-meaning person or persons 
with direction that among the 
foundation's purposes is or shall 
be to aid and assist men and 
women in all fields of higher 
eduation. There are now and 
have been administrators of 
these foundations who find 
security in their position as 
administrator or director to play 
down the paying out of funds in 
fellowship or scholarship grants 
thus insuring to them.selves a 
nice fat annual fee to 
administrate a do nothing 
foundation." Dr. Boileau further 
stated, "It is the Bureau's hope to 
make contact with many 
qualified .students and to put 
many foundations on notice that 
their aid will be requested by 
worthy students and that failure 
on the part of foundations to 
respond will be reported to the 
Internal Revenue Service and 
their tax exempt status 
questioned." 

Students interested in informa- 
tion about participating in this 
program may write: 

American College and 
University Service Bureau, Dept. 
F, 1728 - 5050 Poplar Ave., 
Memphis, Tenn. 38157. 



Watch the Change 

An ol)vioiis ( hari^e iti a wart 
or rnolc is a warning that ouRht 
U) ]u' lieedcd; it may n(it mean 
cancer, l)iit only your physician 
can tell for sure, say.s trie Amer- 
ican (Jancer Society. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 5, 1976 



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Students, Residents 
Featured In Coffeehouse 






Hear ye! Hear ye! The Wright Bros. Overland Stage 
Company will be in conceit Oct. 18! Be there! Be there! 

Shakespeare To Be Shown Here 
In Franco Zeffirelli Style 



By DONNA HASKY 

What do you mean 
"Shakespeare is boring"? You've 
obviously never seen Shakes- 
peare done P'ranco Zeffirelli 
style. Before you get too upset 
though, your big chance is 
coming this week. The Zeffirelli 
Film Festival, consisting of 
"Romeo and Juliet", "The 
Taming of the ShrewJ' and 
"Brother Sun, Sister Moon" will 
be shown in Bedford Auditorium. 
Admi.ssion will be .50 for each 
showing. 

Zeffirelli's unique style of 
directing has turned the classical 
"Romeo and Juliet" into a 
masterpiece. Says Films 
Incorpated, "It succeeds because 
the two leads are actually played 



by teenagers who give a truly 
convincing portrait of 
adolescents bursting with sexuaj 
hunger. For the first time the full 
potency of Shakespeare's star- 
crossed lovers seeking to escape 
a hostile adult world is felt." 
Zeffirelli has also updated 
another Shakespearean classic 
for contemporary audiences in 
"The Taming of the Shrew". 

Zeffirelli depicits in his own 
style a story of youth against "the 
establishment'" in "Brother Sun, 
Sister Moon". It's Zeffirelli's 
partly f ictional-partly 
biographical story of a young 
man that returns home from war, 
leaves his father's wealth, and 
leads a band of joyful friars 
around the countr>'side. 



The movies will be shown on 
the following dates in Bedford 
Auditorium. 

Wednesday, October 6, 7:30 
p.m., "Romeo and Juliet." 

Thursday, October 7, 7:30 p.m., 
"Brother Sun, Sister Moon!' 

Friday, October 8, 7:30 p.m., 
"The Taming of the Shrew" 

Sunday, October 10, 4:00 p.m., 
"The Taming of the Shrew", 6:00 
p.m., "Romeo and Juliet", 8:00 
p.m., "Brother Sun, Sister 
Moon." 



ByJOLElLI 

On Thursday night, September 
29th, the Student Union featured 
"Open Mike Night." At this time, 
the diverse talents of eight 
Longwood Students, and four 
local residents were displayed for 
a free admission price, with a 
"coffee house type" setting of red 
checkered table cloths, cokes, 
popcorn, and candles. 

Opening the performance, 
complete with 12 string guitar 
was "Cricket" Melissa Crick, 
who entertained her audience 
with some "Laid back-mellowed 
out" tunes. Cricket picked an 
assortment of numbers such as 
"Anticipation" by Carly Simon, 
Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide", 
and "You won't matter 
anymore" by Linda Rondstat. 

Next, junior Diane Quinn, 
"the more classical part of the 
show," as she described herself, 
accompanied on piano by Laure 
York, executed "Where am I 
going?" from the musical "Sweet 
Charity." Other gifts to her 
Listeners included an "old Blue 
eyes special!" the sincere "You 
will be my music," "Stormy 
weather" by "My idol Liza 
Minnellil", "The song that can 
only be sung when something 
traumatic happens to you!" 
"Maybe this time,!" and the 
magnificent "what I did for 
Love" from the Broadway Hit "A 
Chorus Line^" 

Robin Rowen followed, who 
with folk guitar sang an original 
"Standing free. ..with you, 
because I want to see that eagle 
gliding on the breeze!" The 
spiritual "Summertime" was 
then "felt" by Vanessa 
Dayne"...baby don't you cry..." 
On piano Andy Pittard rendered 
"Someday, kind of 

depressing... which reminds me 
of a girl I broke up with," and 
Elton John's "Benny and the 
Jets" from "Yellow Brick 



Road." 

"Cowpalace" then starred as 
the voices of Tray Eppes and 
Dale Whitehead blended to tell 
the tale of a truck driver "Well 
six days on the road and I'm 
gonna make it home tonight!" A 
song about souveniers, "how 
hard they are to get and easy to 
lose" was executed, followed by 
Steve Goodman's "City of New 
Orleans... good morning America 
how are ya?, say don't you know 
me I'm your native son!" 

With a change of pace, Paulette 
Daniel sang an Elton John 
number "The greatest 
discovery... dedicated to all Little 
children who have a new Little 
brother," as she accompanied 
herself softly on piano. Also by 
Elton John, Paulette played 
"Tooken...an extremely quiet 
child, ...at St. Patrick's every 
Sunday, his brain just 
snapped... with tear filled eyes 
you kiUed!" 

Combining their talents, Reeny 
Manley and Jacqui Singleton 
each first performed a solo, with 
Reeny's husky rendition of "Big 
Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell. 
Jacqui after "fighting" with the 
mike (and winning! ) donated her 
own original "Bits and 
Pieces... each morning brings a 
new sensation..." Their joint 
efforts included Jacqui's 
beautiful "Sweet Sunday... slip 
away... Look at the sky my darl- 
ing.. we've got time to fool 
around!", and the calmed-down 
head music, "House at Pooh 
Comer." 

Bringing the open mike to a 
close were Beau Elliot on bass 
fiddle, and Robyn Robbins, 
on 12-string guitar. A Paul Simon 
number about "a couple who 
could win a prize, they've been 
goin at it all night long,...rs 
about as destitute as I could be!", 
was followed by some Neil Young 
tunes. 



Muriel Bach Portrays Lives 

Of Six Untimely Women Activists 



S-UN Sponsors Trip 
To Fun-Filled Hawaii 



By IVIAUREEN HANI J:Y 

How would you like to spend 
part of your Christmas vacation 
in Hawaii and be the envy of your 
classmates when you return to 
Longwood with your golden 
brown tan'.' Well, this dream can 
become a reality for the sum of 

. For this semester the Student 
Union is sponsonng an eight 
days-seven nights trip to Waikiki, 
Hawaii, with all major expenses 
included \n the fee, except the 
meals. The plane will be 
departing from Washington on 
December 30th and returning on 
January 7th. 

The rieason for this excursion, 
stated Bettie Bass, "is that the 
Student Union is now a member 
of the Virginia College Travel 
Association, which plans two 
school sponsored trips during 
both Christmas and Spring 
Break. Every year this 
association tries to get all the 
Virginia colleges to participate, 
so lx)ngwood is this year." 

According to Bettie, "each 
school has one delegate which 
attends the Virginia College 
Travel Association Meeting, 



which is being held on October 
30th, to vote on where the trips 
should be. During the meeting, 
each delegate votes for a place 
that she feels her fellow 
collegemates would enjoy 
traveling to, which is how Hawaii 
was selected." 

Bettie also said that, "one of 
the association's major functions 
this year is to arrange for all the 
Virginia Colleges in a semester or 
quarter systems to have their 
Spring break at this time. So, that 
all the Colleges on the semester 
system will have their breaks at 
the same time, while the schools 
in the quarter system will have 
their's together. Thus, the 
various schools can have more 
interaction with each other 
because they will have the same 
vacation." 

Even though the deadline for 
the first money deposit was due 
October 1st, Bettie is requesting 
an extension, thus more 
Longwood students can take 
advantage of this fun filled trip. 
So, if you enjoy the water, sun, 
excitement, and lots of fun, then 
you will not want to miss out on 
this rare experience. 



Muriel Bach, America's 
leading exponent of one-woman 
theatre, presents a timely new 
show called. Lady, You're 
Rocking the Boat! 

In 50 exhilarating minutes, Ms. 
Bach reveals intimate, witty 
insights into the lives of six 
women activists. Some are 
internationally famous. Others 
are little known or 
misunderstood. 

They include Abigail Adams, 
wife of the second president of the 
United States and mother of the 



sixth; Catherine Greene, behind- 
the-scene catalyst in the 
invention of the cotton gin; 
Lydia Pinkham, author of the 
first book on sex education; Eliza 
Young, Brigham Young's 27th 
wife, who helped outlaw 
polygamy; Gertrude Stein, 
avant-garde writer and mold- 
breaker; and Eleanor Roosevelt, 
humanitarian. 

Ms. Bach, with fastidious 
timing and attention to detail, 
effects all costume and make-up 
changes on stage in ^n unbroken 




sequence. 

She will appear in the Gold 
Room on Oct. 12 at 8:00 p.m. 

About her professionalism, 
Wallace A. Bacon, Chairman of 
the Department of Interpretation 
at Northwestern University, has 
this to say: "Muriel Bach's show 
is a splendid example of the art of 
interpretation. She gives us finely 
sketched portraits of women who 
made their mark on history and 
she makes them all newly 
memorable today. The art which 
Miss Bach practices is 
demanding. She is one of the 
finest, and she works with 
consummate skill and exquisite 
good taste." 

Also in Ms. Bach's repertoire 
are Ms. - Haven't We Met 
Before?, Madame, Your 
Influence is showing,. ..because of 
her, and Two Lives. 

She travels the United States 
each season performing for a 
multitude of groups; and when 
she is at home in Chicago long 
enough, she does an occassional 
radio or television commercial or 
even a film. 

But she says her first love is 
performing for a live audience 
and "alive" you'll be as Muriel 
Bach unfolds her latest 
creation. ..LADY YOU'RE 
ROCKING THE BOAT! 

Tickets are $1.00 for Longwood 
students and $2.00 for the general 
public. 



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Tuesday, October 5, 1976 






T & M Express and Rosewater Blue, sponsored by the Student Union 
in conjunction with the Longwood Men's Association, entertained a near 
capacity crowd October 2 in the Gold Room. Comments after the concert 
invariably ranged from "Wow!" to "Fantastic!" to "When are they 
coming back?" 

It was a dreary rainy night outside, but inside the atmosphere of the 
concert was sunny and fun. The audience quickly responded to the songs 
by hand-clapping, foot-stomping, singing-along, and whatever else the 
mood warranted. The small setting of the Gold Room gave the concert a 
rare intimacy that many events lack. There was an almost one-to-one 
relationship between the performers and the audience, which added to 
the enjoyment. Both groups appeared at ease and ready for good times. 
Their repertoires included a wide range of songs — from personal moody 
reflections to foot stomping bluegrass to good ole rock and roll. In short, 
there was something for everyone. 

Thanks T & M Express and Rosewater Blue, for an enjoyable evening 
that allowed this campus to let its hair down, forget classes and hassles, 
and just have a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon ! 






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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 5, 1976 




Brown, Bates, Brown And Adams 
Selected To Lead The Freshmen 



By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS 

Elected president was Pam 
"C.B." Brown. Her unusual 
name did not come from the 
current Citizens Band Craze but a 
box of cereal. "I participated in 
Project Upward Bond during the 
summer at Roanoke College. 
Every morning I'd eat Captain 
Crunch Cereal for breakfast, it's 
my favorite kind, especially 
Crunch Berry. Well, one day I 
dyed my hair red and some one 
called me the Crunch Berry 
Beast. The name's stuck ever 
since." 

From Patrick Henry High 
School in Roanoke, she plans to 
be a Theraputic Recreation 
Major. In high school, she was 
Choir President and very active 
in student government, so she 
feels prepared for her job. 

"When I found out I was elected 
I jumped all the way up in the air. 
I think the most important thing 
to do now is to get all freshmen 
in activities, especially 
Oktoberfest. Support me. Come 
by 165 North Cunningham, if you 
want me for anything." 

Jan Bates, from Culpeper High 
School in Culpeper, was elected 
V-P. She ran for office bee ause 
she wanted to "help the freshman 
class make a great impression on 
Longwood" She said, "Officers 
are good but can't be expected to 
do everything, but I know the 
freshman class will support 
everything because we're a very 
.spirited cla.ss." 

.Ian has been ver>' active since 
she's been here. She's involved 
with B.S.U. and has been selected 
to join Tafaria. Also she's been 
working on the script, music and 
set committee for Oktoberfest. 
Secretary for the freshman 
cla.ss IS Rhonda Brown. She's 
from Hopewell High School and 
plans to major in Elementary 
Education. She decided to run for 
office because she didn't want to 
sit around and do nothing. 



Already she's in the red and 
white skit and on the Oktoberfest 
booth Committee, so she's really 
becoming involved. 

In high school, she held offices 
in many different clubs and was a 
majorette for 4 years. She also 
won several essay contests. Her 
favorite pasttime when she's not 
listening to music is twirling a 
baton and she likes to travel and 
meet people. "Please come by 
Bll French anytime" says 
Rhonda. 

Elected treasurer was Jody 
Adams, from Henrico High 
School. She's been class 
Secretary and Treasurer in High 
School-plus other club offices so 
she's really experienced. She ran 
for treasurer because she felt 
she could straighten out and 
handle the freshman money 
situation because of the limited 
funds. She's also been in 
Oktoberfest since she's been here 
and plans to participate in 
intramural sports. She's a 
Physical Education Major and 
likes sports in general. 

"I like Ijongwood and I've met 
lots of great people. The 
Freshman class has a long way to 
go but they can do what they have 
to do," says Jody. 



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Longwood History Professor 
Involved In Historical Film 



By MARGARET HAMERSLEY 

Dr. Charles Sydnor, 



an 



Assistant Professor of History at 
Longwood, is currently engaged 
in the completion of an historical 
fibn documentary. The film has 
been in the making for the past 
thirteen months, and upon final 
approval by the Public 
Broadcasting System, will be 
•j^red during the first of next 
year. Funded by the Longwood 
Foundation of Longwood College, 
the film documentary is a 
biography of Adolf Hitler. 

Dr. Sydnor, who teaches 
several classes in German 
history revealed that his interest 
in the subject began while in high 
school; he remembered the 
documentary film, "The Twisted 
Cross" aired in 1956, as being the 
"first comtemporary historical 
film making a significant impact 
on me, and that stimulated my 
interest in the subject." As a 
history major at Emory and 
Henry College, he confessed that 
"A lot of people accused me of 
being some sort of freak or 
something, or a little weird, 
because I was interested in 
German history and the Nazis." 
An advisor at Emory and Henry 
however, encouraged Dr. Sydnor 
to pursue his interests. 

Attending graduate school at 
Vanderbilt, Dr. Sydnor con- 
centrated in Modem European 
History, and German History 
since 1870. His Ph. D. dissertation 
concerned the topic of the S.S. 
The dissertation itself became 
the "original rough form" of his 
soon to be published book, 
Soldiers of Death: S.S. Death's 
Head Division, 1933-45. While 
working on his dissertation he 
was encouraged both to study the 
German language, and to study 
in Germany. The primary 
sources which he needed to 
complete his work were in 
German, and were located in 
German archives. 

As a Fulbright Fellowship 

recipient. Dr. Sydnor traveled to 

Germany in July of 1968. Once in 

Germany, he attended Goethe 

Institute, an intensive language 

institute located in Soest, 

Westphalia. He recalled studying 

the language "eight hours a day, 

six days a week, for three 

months." A Fellowship 

stipulation required that he be 

enrolled as a regular graduate 

student in a German university. 

He was assigned to Albert- 

Ludwig University in Freiburg, 

the location of the main military 

archives which housed the 

necessary dissertation materials. 

After one year at Albert - 

Ludwig University, Dr. Sydnor 

returned to Vanderbilt in 1%9 to 

complete his Ph.D. 

Dr. Sydnor continued to travel 
back and torth to Germany 
pursuing research for his book. In 
Germany, in 1972, while 
searching for photographic 
materials for his book, he met the 
director of the photo archives 
who in turn informed him of the 
existence of a larger film 
archives, thus triggering his 
interest in German film. 

In the spring of 1975, Mr. Al 
Moffett, a fibn producer at 
WWBT television station, learned 
of Dr. Sydnor's interests, and 
contacted him. Interested in 
producing a television 
documentary concerning World 
Moffett proposed 
Dr. Sydnor work 



Simultaneously, Dr. Sydnor was 
working on a short six minute 
program concerning the S.S. for 
channel 23. Dr. Sydnor and Mr. 
Moffett combined efforts to 
produce a thirty minute program 
on the S.S. for channel 12. Upon 
"favorable" response from 
viewers, the two decided to work 
on a longer program. 

Dr. Sydnor recalled, "We 
mutually agreed that the best 
initial effort should be on a 
subject that we knew we could 
handle, a subject we knew 
enough film material would be 



in it because the major features 
of the Nazi regime were very 
ugly." When asked what he 
expects viewer response to be, he 
answered, "I don't think anyone 
who sees the television program 
would come away with an 
impression that there was 
anything at all admirable about 
Hitler, as a person, as a 
personality; or that there was 
anything admirable about his 
policies or his beliefs, because in 
my opinion, as an historian, there 
was not." 
In talking of the film's 



available on, and a subject that objective, and its long term 

would be in the area of my value, Dr. Sydnor conmiented, "I 

greatest strength as a historian, hope the fihn will be regarded, I 

So we decided to do a film hope it will be viewed critically, 

biography of Hitler." as a highly accurate, factural. 

After receiving a $20,000 grant comprehensive film biography." 

from the Longwood Foundation He added, "I hope that it will be 



in September of 1975, Dr. Sydnor 
and Mr. Moffett began 
"conunuting to Washington." In 
the National Archives there was 
a great deal of captured German 
film which the "German 
government shot in the 1920's, 
1930's, and 1940's." After six 
months of research, 27,000 feet of 
film approximately five and one 
half hours of film, was 
purchased. During the months of 
April, May, and June, the film 
was edited. It was also during 
that time that Dr. Sydnor wrote 
the script for the program. He 
commented, "The script really is 
a biography of Adolf Hitler; it's a 
condensed biography, but I spent 
three and one half months 



the kind of thing that a high 
school teacher, college teacher, 
university professor could take 

into a class and show to his 

class and have the film really 
present this period in as accurate 
fashion as possible." 

Concerning future plans, Dr. 
Sydnor and Mr. Moffett have 
been commissioned by the 
George Marshall Foundation to 
produce a film documentary on 
the American occupation of 
Germany during World War II. 
The Foundation was created in 
the 1950's by President Truman 
"to historical research that 
General Marshall represented." 
Dr. Sydnor plans to write and to 
narrate the script; Mr. Moffett 



working on the script and I had to will produce the film. During a 



War 
that 



n, 

he 



Mr. 
and 



together on a program. 



boil it down so that could be 
narrated in the framework of an 
eighty-eight minute program. It 
was the most difficult thing I ever 
had to write. He continued, "To 
compress as much information 
as you have relative to Hitler's 
life into a ninety minute program 
is a horrendous challenge." 
During the 13, 14, and 15 of this 
month, the film will be "mixed 
down" into the eighty-eight 
minute segment. Mr. Moffett will 
narrate the documentary. 

When the film is completed , it 
will consist of edited video-tape, 
narration, background music, 
and natural sound. As an 
example of the technical work 
involved, Dr. Sydnor explained 
how he retained the natural 
sound of one of Hitler's oratories 
and produced underlying 
subtitles. Dr. Sydnor viewed the 
film section and copied phrase by 
phrase, in German, its content. 
After translating the German 
into English, he fed the 
translation into a videofying 
machine which in turn produced 
the English subtitles. This 
allowed the natural language and 
drama of the situation to remain. 
An historical film documentary 
that has been widely distributed 
is Lenia Riefenstahl's "Triumph 
of the WiU." Dr. Sydnor spoke of 
Riefenstahl as a "very gifted fibn 
maker, in fact she was probably 
the best European fibn maker 
alive in the 1930's." Speaking of 
the fibn, he described it as "pure 
progaganda." 

Dr. Sydnor has tried to avoid 
such spectacularism in his 
documentary. Speaking of his 
film preparation he stated, "I 
have done this hopefully with the 
utmost care toward presenting a 
straight forward, yet accurate, 
extremely accurate and 
analytical program that deals 
stricktly with Hitler's life." He 
contmued, "The documentary 
will have some very ugly things 



George Marshall Foundation 
sponsored seminar, Dr. Sydnor 
and Mr. Moffett were able to 
secure channel 23's mobile unit to 
fibn interviews with several men 
"responsible for developing 
American policy in Europe after 
the war." The program is 
scheduled to run sixty minutes. 
Dr. Sydnor commented that 
with the completion of this, "I 
don't envision doing anything 
else beyond the Marshall 
documentary because it is very 
difficult to find funding. .. for 
programs of this kind." He 
added, "I tend to be very 
methodical and very precise in 
research, and that also takes a lot 
of time." He explained that it is 
more time consuming to conduct 
research m film than to do the 
same in papers, books and the 
like. There is also the problem of 
film accessibility. 

Dr. Sydnor has been 
enthusiastic while working with 
both documentaries, and 
needless to say, is quite anxious 
to view the final production. He 
has complimented the crew of 
channel 23 as having fully 
cooperated with himself and Mr. 
Moffett. In closing he mentioned, 
"We think it's going to be a good 
program." 

The future indeed looks bright 
for Dr. Sydnor. The first of the 
year shoiUd see the airing of the 
Hitler documentary. June is the 
expected date of his book's 
publication. And in the mean 
time, Dr. Sydnor will be 
composing his second lengthy 
documentary film. Many 
congratulations are in order for 
Dr. Sydnor — Gluckwunsch!! 



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Hockey Team Scores Defeats 
Over Cavalier Club, Bridgewater 



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THE ROTUNDA. 



Tuesday, October 5, 1976 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

The Longwood College Field 
Hockey Team defeated the 
Brideewater Football Team 
(er. Hockey Team) last Tuesday 
by a score of 4-1. Excitement was 
the mood from the opening kick- 
off (tmmm, maybe that should be 
opening bully) and continued 
throughout the game. May I be 
the first to applaud the 150 plus 
fans who appeared to support the 
team — by far the largest group 
to watch the art of obstruction, 
flat passes sticks and occasional 
goals in recent years. 

Carol Filo gave the fans 
something to cheer about as she 
tallied a goal ten minutes into the 
first half. The rocke'em sock'em 
Bridgewater Babes came right 
back to score, thus ending the 
first half in a tie. The second half 
brought an array of beautiful 
fireworks in the form of three 
Longwood scores. Inner Terry 
Voit scored a pair and wing Terry 
Donohue popped in one as the 
L.C. offense swam through 
Bridgewater like fishes. In 
between the offensive spurts, 
Longwood girls received an 
assortment of bruises, shoves 
and body blocks, compliments of 
you know who. 

Our fabulous team also 
defeated the Cavalier Club of 
Richmond 6-0. Terry Donohue 
and Debbie Kinzel each scored 
two while Theresa Matthews and 
Debbie Carl each added one. So it 



was a good week for L.C. 

This week's "player of the 
week" is Junior Cathy Lowe. 
Cathy, a physical education 
major from Chantilly, Virginia 
plays the position of left link. 
"Little" (as she is affectionately 
known) played one heck of a 
game against Bridegewater. She 
is responsible for both offense 
and defense, and therefore gets 
almost twice the workout of any 
other player. Cathy just always 
seemed to be there when you 
needed her. Well done, Little 
Lowe. 

Another feature will be the 
"play of the week" award. This 
week's prestigious honor goes to 
inner Terry Voit. Miss Voit 
received a pass at Bridgewater' s 
25 yard line and, after stopping 
the ball, couldn't decide who she 
wanted to pass to. After 
observing the situation for 
several seconds and still unable 
to come up with a receiver, she 
decided to primp her hair. By 
then, Bridgewater was beginning 
to figure out Miss Voit's strategic 
stall maneuver, and attempted to 
attack. But our hero got the pass 
away with a flick of the wrist, and 
all was well. 

The Junior Varsity isn't 
pussey-footing around, either. 
They also defeated a Cavalier 
Team 3-0 and then landed 
Bridgewater a 3-0 loss. The 
Cavalier win saw scores by Linda 
Crovatt, Kim Furbee and 






Suzanne Ash, while the 
Bridgewater game produced 
scores by Debbie Kinzel and 
Linda Crovatt (with 2). In four 
games, the J.V. squad has scored 
17 goals while allowing only 1. 
And they have yet to be beaten. 
And that speaks for itself. 

And now for the "Sally Custer 
Tips." Coach Custer was a bit 
slow this week, so keep in mind a 
great deal of thought went into 
this one." The short stick became 
a Longwood "Bridge" over 
Troubled Water" as the blue and 
white bara "coutures" jawed 
their opponents during the first 
home game of the season." 




Longwood Varsity Golf Team defeated Randolph-Macon Woman's 
College 12-0. The match was held at the Ivy Hill Golf Course in 
Lynchburg. Record to date: 4 wins — 1 loss. L. to R.: Nan Patterson. 
Becky Webb, Gail Pollard, Deanna Vanwey, Meg Baskervill, Barbara 
Smith. 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE 



Farmville, Virginia 



FALL 1976 





Volleyball Team at recent match. 



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GOLF - 1976 






TENNIS - 1976 






VOLLEYBALL - 


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DATE 


OPPONENT 




TIME 


DATE 


OPPONENT 


TIME 


DATE 


OPPONENT 


TIME 


DATE 


OPPONENT 


TIME 


Sept. 
20 


A-Lynchburg 




3:00 


S«pt. 






Sept. 






Sept. 






22 


A-Westhampton 




3:00 


9 


A-Wm. t< Mary and 


12:30 


20 


A-Randolph -Macon 


3:30 


23 


H-Franklin H.S. 


6:00 


2S 


A-Cavaliers Club 




1:00 




Madison 




22 


H-Mary Washington 


3:00 








21 


H-Bridgewater 




3:00 


li 


H-Madlson 


12:30 


21 


A-Madlson 


3:00 


Oct. 














to 


H-Holllits, Averett 




30 


H-Westhampton 


4:00 


7 


H-Eastern Mennonlte 


6:30 


Oct. 










and Wm. & Mary 


12:30 








12 


H-Lynchburg College 


7:00 


S 


H-ODU 




3:00 


2t 


A-Randolph Macon 




Oct. 






II 


A-Roanoke And 




7 


H-Wm. & Mary 




3:30 




and Madison 


liOO 


1 


A-Mary Washington 


3:00 




Radford 


6:00 


10 


A-Rlchmond Club 




2:00 








4 


H-VCU 


3:30 


20 


A-Holiins and 




13 


A-U.Va. 




3:30 


Oct. 






12 


H-RMWC 


3:30 




Emory t Henry 


4:00 


16 


H-U. of Kentucky 




1:00 


1-2 


A-Mary Baldwin 




20 


H-Southern Seminary 


3:00 


26 


A-Mary Watfilngton 


4:00 


19 


H-Madlson 




3:00 




Invitational 




23 


A-Wm. L Mary 


3:30 


21 


H-Liberty Baptist and 




21 


A-VPIASU 




3:00 


7 


H-S«veet Briar and 




20 


H -Sweet Briar 


3:00 




Ferrum 


7:00 


2C 


A-M«ry Washington 




3:00 




Avarett 


12:30 








30 


A-Tournament 




21 


H-VCU 




3:30 


13 


H-Randolph-Macon 


1:00 










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31 


A-Va. Beach Club 




12:00 


29^1 


H-VFISW State 










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Tournamant 














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2 


H-Wm. A Mary and 




5-7 


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12-13 


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A-VPI & Lynchburg 
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7:00 
7 :00 


1214 


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25-28 


A-National Tournament 


















(Madison) 




COACH 


(Ptilladelphia) 
: Sativ J. Custer 






COACH: 


Barbara Smith 




COACH: 


Phyllis Harrlts 




COA 


CH; Carolyn Price 





MANAGER: Dianne Harwood 
TRAINERS: Betsy Crupper, Melissa Wiggins 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 5, 1976 



Glass Blowing 
Exhibit To Be 
Presented October 10 



An illustrated lecture on glass 
blowing will be presented by Mr. 
Ned Giberson, Glass Blower and 
Owner of Englehardt Art Glass, 
at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 10, in 
Bedford Auditorium at Ix)ngwood 
College. 

Mr. Giberson will discuss 
various techniques of glass 
blowing, both traditional and 
contemporary. Many of his 
illustrations will be examples of 
glass by European masters 
which he saw during a 
concentrated glass study tour in 
P^urope and Scandinavia during 
the Spring of 1974. 

Hand blown glass by Mr. 
Giberson i.s predominantly 
straightforward, functional 
ware. He concentrates on form 
and clear crisp colors in a rather 
traditional sense as he seeks to 
produce a light, transparent, 
delicately controlled vessel. 

Mr. Giberson's study of glass 
blowing began in 1970 when he 
served an apprenticeship to 
Dudley Giberson in Warner, New 
Hampshire. Study followed at 
Penland School of Crafts, 
Fenland, North Carolina; Scorpio 
Rising Workshop in Georgia; 
and Guilford College, Guilford, 
North Carolina, from which^e 
graduated in 1973. He is currently 
a member of Glass Art Society, 
Virginia Crafts Council, and 
Piedmont Crafts, Inc. Recent 
exhibits and galleries in which 
his work are shown include 
Virginia Museum Biennial Crafts 
Show 1976, Hand Work Shop, 
Richmond, Virginia, Tidewater 
Artists A.ssociation Invitational 
Crafts Show, Twentieth Century 
Gallery Virginia Objectmakers 
Show, Williamsburg, Virginia, 
"New Faces." New York, 
Lynchburg College Invitational 
Crafts Show, and North Cross 
School, Koanoke, Virginia. 

The public is cordially invited 
to attend Mr. Giberson's lecture 
on October 10, which preceeds a 
twoHiay glass blowing workshop 
for lx)n>i;wood College Art Majors 
on October 11 and 12, at 
Englehardt Art Glass, Sunnyside 
Farm, Rice, Virginia. 




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VOL. LII 



IX)NGWO0D COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 12, 1976 



NO 6 



TWELFTH NIGHT Considered 

Big Success For Longwood 
Players And Drama Dept. 



By Margaret Hammersley 

Five weeks of constant work 
and dedication culminated in 
success for the Longwood 
Players and the Department of 
Speech and Dramatic Arts as 
they presented Shakespeare's 
Twelfth Night, their first 
production of the year. The 
production was directed by Dr. 
Patton lx)ckwood, and Assistant 
Director, Trish Rowland. 

Set in the country of lUyria, the 
comedy evolved around 
mischievous disguise and deceit. 
The main plot, serious in nature, 
involved Orsino who was in love 
with Olivia, but who employed a 
male servant, Cesario, to relay 
that love to the lady. In actuality, 
Cesario was a young female, 
Viola, presumed to be lost at sea. 
Within the sub-plot, Olivia's 
cousin. Sir Toby, plus the 
company of Sir Andrew, Maria 
and Feste, schemingly deceived 
Olivia's servant Malvolio, 
leading him to believe that the 
lady loved him. With each 
additional line the plot became 
more complicated, and all the 
more hilarious. 

Performing the roles of Orsino 
and Olivia were Rick Vaughn and 
Vickey Mann. The sincerity with 
which Rick played his role was 
well done. Perhaps Rick's best 
scene, that which revealed his 
character most clearly, was with 
the end of the play as he was 
confronted with the accusations 
made against Cesario. His 



expression then was his best. 
Unfortunately, the serious 
scenes, in juxtaposition to the 
comic scenes, were over- 
powered. 

As Olivia was supposedly grief- 
stricken by the death of her 
brother, that grief was not 
convincingly projected. Neither 
was her declaration of love for 
Cesario convincingly projected. 
Vickey's seemingly lack of 
empathy in her role was a 
weakness. 

Acting the role of Viola-Cesario 
was Jill Wilkins. Viola, assumed 
dead, was the twin of Sebastian. 
While in servitude to Orsino, she 
fell in love with him, yet she was 
entrapped by her male disguise. 
Costumed identically like her 
brother, she was mistaken for 
him. 

The character of Viola was 
most clearly portrayed through 
Jill's facial expressions and 
gestures. Her expressions were 
especially comical when she was 
addressed in masculine terms. At 
the end of the play, Viola 
disguised as Cesario, mistaken 
for Sebastian, and totally 
confused, was accused of slaying 
Sir Andrew and of being married 
to Olivia. Then appeared 
Sebastian. With her realization 
that she had been mistaken for 
her brother, her expressions 
were priceless. Expressions often 
said more than words. 

Jacqui Singleton carried the 
role of the disorderly and 




manipulating cousin of Olivia, Sir 
Toby. Commanding her role with 
ease, the dynamic character was 
portrayed quite well. Her actions 
were convincing, her expressions 
comical. The combination of Sir 
Toby and Sir Andrew (George 
Bennett ) provided endless humor 
for the audience. Had Andrew 
never opened his mouth to utter a 
line, he still would have received 
roaring laughter from his comic 
blank expressions and incessant 
nose blowing. Andrew's 
character was extremely well 
portrayed. 

As Shakespeare's comedies 
often included a fool (who was 
usually anything but a fool). 
Twelfth Night was one such 
comedy. Feste, the clown was 
played by Reeny Manley. Witty 
dialogue plus musical talent 
equalled success for Reeny. She 
appropriately portrayed the 
character with energetic zest. 
The costuming and make-up was 
excellent. Reeny's gift for music 
was well received by the 
audience. 

Also in that notorious company 
was Olivia's lady, Maria. It was 
her hand that wrote the deceiving 
C's and U's and T's in the love 
letter to Malvolio. Linda Carwile 
convincingly schemed with her 
cohorts and then turned to face 
Olivia with seriousness. 
Occasionally Linda's speech 
became a bit hasty. 

From his first entrance 
through his last exit. Dr. Simpson 
playing Malvolio, kept the 
audience in a continuous roar. 
The character was splendidly 
depicted through Dr. Simpson's 
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Second Of Three Presidential Debates 
Aired Wednesday In San Francisco 



By DEBBIE MOUL 

l<ast Wednesday evening, the 
second of three debates between 
President Gerald Ford and 
Governor Jimmy Carter was held 
at the Palace of Fine Arts 
Theatre in San Francisca The 
topics of debate for the evening 
dealt with foreign policy and 
defense issues. Noted journalists, 
Henry Trewhitt of the Baltimore 
Sun, Max Frenkel of the New 
York Times and Richard 
Valeriani of NBC, posed the 
questions for discussion. After a 
brief summary of the ground 



rules, the debate was soon 
underway. 

With the appearance of being 
relaxed and very much at ease. 
Carter was asked the first 
question concerning the 
Republican way in foreign affairs 
and how he would have acted. In 
response, he merely stated that 
our country is not strong and if 
he. Carter, were to become 
president, he would work on 
defense. In reference to the Ford 
administration, he stated that as 
far as foreign policy is 
concerned, Henry Kissinger has 



been president. Ford has not 
taken the stand he should have. 
Ford was then able to respond 
to Carter's statement. He 
reminded the viewers that 
Governor Carter's campaign 
calls for reductions from $5 to $15 
billion dollars in the military 
budget. If we were to cut the 
defense budget, we would have to 
close 20 military bases and 
"there is no way you can be 
strong militarily with those kinds 
of reductions." Ford then went on 

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Page 2 THE ROTUNDA 



Tuesday, October 12, 1976 



Some 
Recommendations 



Letters To The Editor 



A recent conference at the Peaks of Otter saw 
student government leaders, judicial chairmen, and 
editors from 12 state and private schools come 
together and openly communicate. Situations and 
policies were discussed, and ideas and 
recommendations were gained. Those students 
involved were interested in exchanging procedural 
techniques and in airing concerns and problems 
common to every school. Many seemed fascinated by 
the concept of a press conference; perhaps the future 
will see a similar opportunity for student- 
administrative "debates" on other campuses. 

Residential regulations were discussed at length. 
At Radford, each dorm, rather than the school itself, 
decides whether halls are to be considered public or 
private places, especially for social purposes. Many 
schools have either 24-hour visitation or extended 
hours during the week. 

The most interesting aspect of the conference was 
a discussion about the variety of ways in which student 
activities fees are controlled and distributed. All of 
those schools commenting stated that students had 
virtually total control over the money allocations. At 
Washington and Lee, for example, the total number of 
students is multiplied by the amount of activities fee to 
determine the total budget. The student government 
receives all the activities money, and a student board 
decides on the distributions. The budget is, of course, 
college audited, but is student run. There is a reserve 
fund of $7,000 for emergency use by the student board. 
Any money that an organization does not use goes into 
this reserve fund, and the student activities board has 
total control over both the budget and the reserve fund. 
At Randolph-Macon, the student government also 
controls activities fees. At the present time, this fee is 
paid directly to the student government and is not 
included in the overall comprehensive fee. 

Many of the colleges give the student government 
president the authority to appoint committees. 
Longwood seems to be one of few whose committees 
for the most part are elected by the entire legislative 
board from a group of concerned volunteers. Most 
schools also are adopting programs to emphasize 
communication and respect between students and 
between students and the administration. Various 
quality of life memorandums have been drawn up to 
serve as guidelines to the campus. It would seem more 
logical for the student leaders and others involved to 
openly work toward this communication itself rather 
than toward drawing up written guidelines. Many 
individuals, students, faculty and administration — at 
Longwood are working toward open communication. 
The answer lies in straightforward questions and 
straightforward answers. Run-around serves no pur- 
pose other than to frustrate all concerned parties. 
Everyone is working toward a common goal of 
bettering Longwood College, and it is only through 
open observations and discussions that this can be 
done. There is no need for one group to feel pressured 
or threatened by any other groups. A major turning 
point for Longwood would be total openness and 
genuine trust between the students and 
administration. Efforts are being made to draw both 
sides closer together. Don't worry about hidden 
meaning behind conversations. Simply open yourself 
to others — two together are much stronger and safer 
than one alone. 



A Letter To Chi 

Dear Chi of 1977, 

As members of the Sophomore 
Class, we would like to share our 
feelings which concern the 
attitudes and set atmosphere 
towards the physical appearance 
of Chi. We do respect the ideals 
for which you stand. We feel that 
a walk would stimulate the Blue 
and White spirit especially 
among the Freshmen and 
Sophomore Classes. As last 
year's Freshmen, we were 
impressed and deeply moved by 
Chi's burning. We feel, that by 
walking, it would encourage us to 
strive for the ideas upheld by 
Chi. Please help us get into the 
spirit of Oktoberfest and other 
traditions. Thank you. 

With respect, 

Dee Donnelly 

Rosalind Crenshaw 



A Reply 

To the concerned students: 

Chi would like to answer the 
letter concerning the lack of 
traditional activities of this 
organization. In our striving to 
fulfill the goals of Chi, we would 
rather work namelessly. To do 
so, our identity must be secret, 
and walking with the lack of a 
realistic curfew would jeopardize 
this. 

We've attempted to make 
ourselves known through more 
subtle means. This includes 
letters, candles and a forum, now 
scheduled for November. By 
walking, even though it is a 
beautiful ceremony, we would 
draw attention to the people in 
the organization, rather than the 
purpose. 

Chi hopes to benefit the student 
body in ways which are more 
tangible, such as the forum and 
any support we give to 
organizations or activities. We 
hope, in some way, to improve 
the campus life, whether it be 



through instructional means or 
supportive means. 

We would like to thank you for 
your concern and for giving us 
the opportunity to bring our 
answer to this question out in the 
open. 

Chi of 1977 



mtobttfzBt 
Coming 



Oktoberfest 
Schedule Of Events 



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15 

3:00-5:00 — Coffee House, "The 
Wild West Show," Lankford 
Snack Bar; 7:30 — Skits, 
Jarman; After Skits — Beer and 
pretzel party. Gold Room. 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 
11:00 — Bicentennial Speech — 
Dr. Helms, "The Bicentennial — 
A Celebration Gone Away," 
Bicentennial Gardens. 

11:00-3:00 - Art Auction Ex- 
hibit, Library Mall. 

11:30-3:00 - Art Auction 
Exhibit, Library Mall. 

11:30-6:30 - Cake on Display, 
Downstairs Dining Hall. 

11:30-1:30 - German Smor- 
gasbord Picnic (2500 People), 
Stubbs MaU. 

12:45 - J.V. Hockey Game, L. 
C. vs. Univ. of Kentucky, Iler 
Field. 

1 : 15 — Choir Concert, Jarman. 

1:30 — Bicentennial Speech — 
Mr. Catoure, "Food and Drink in 
the 18th Century", Jeffers. 

1:45 — L. C. Band Playing. 

2:00 — Opening of the Midway 
Mini Parade; Booths; H20, 2:30, 
3:00, 3:30, 4:00, Pool; One Acts, 
2:30, 4:00, Tabb Circle; L. C. 
Band, 2:45-3:00, 3:45-4:00, 4:45- 
5:00. 

2:30 — Varsity Hockey Game, 
L. C. vs. Univ. of Kentucky, Iler 
Field. 

3:00 — Art Auction, Library 
MaU. 

4:00-5:00 - Color Rush, Iler 




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Field. 

5:00-6:30 - Dinner-Buffet, 
Blackwell Dining Hall, Upper 
and Lower. 

7:30 — Skits, Jarman. 

8:00-10:00 — Coffee House, 
"The Wild West Show, Lankford. 
Snack Bar. 

After Skits — Alumni CHI 
Walk, Colonnade. 

After CHI Walk - Cake 
Cutting, Blackwell Dining Hall, 
Downstairs. 

Eight ushers have been 
working hard preparing dances 
for Oktoberfest. This weekend 
they will perform on the Midway. 
The ushers will do three dances. 

They will also serve as ushers 
at the skits and sell cokes during 
intermission. On Saturday they 
will work at the Biergarten and 
the Geist Information Booth. The 
ushers will cut the cake Saturday 
night. 

There are a number of good 
booths and some should be 
different from those of previous 
years. The skits are also reported 
to be new and exciting. 

Usher Ann Johnson said, "I'm 
excited about Oktoberfest and the 
spirit on the Longwood campus. I 
kjiow it's going to be the best 
Oktoberfest ever." 

Take advantage of the 
opportunity to participate in 
Oktoberfest. Support your class 
in color rush and take part in the 
spirit of blue and white which 
unites students of all classes. 



"THANKSGIVING PREAK 
— Ix)ngwood bus will run from 
campus to Amtrak, 
Richmond, 12 noon, Fri., Nov. 
19, making connection at 
Richmond with 2:5^' p.m. 
southbound train and with 4 : 15 
p.m. northbound train to 
Alexandria, Baltimore, 
Philadelphia, Newark, and 
New York. Bus will meet train 
for returning students from 
the north at Richmond at 10: 15 
p.m.. Sun., Nov. 28. It is 
reconunended that students 
make going and return train 
reservations immediately due 
to heavy Thanksgiving travel 
by the general public. Contact 
Amtrak, Farmville, 392-4572. 
Please contact Cheryl 
Temples at Student Uhion 
around Nov. 5 to arrange seat 
on bus." 

Thank you. 




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Wright Brothers May Wear Black Hats 
But Are Considered ''Good Guys 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 12, 1976 



The Wright Brothers are 
coming! Monday, October 18, the 
Wright Brothers Overland Stage 
Company will perform in Jarman 
Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. 
Admission for Longwood 
students will be $1.50, and $3 for 
guests. WBOSC performed on 
campus last semester with 
overwhelming success. 

To look at them you'd think that 
they were promoters for one of 
the sesquicentennials which crop 
up every year in the Hoosier 
state, or possibly rodeo riders 
who had duded-up in their 
Sunday-go-to-meetin' suits for a 
night on the town. But once they 
start their performance, you 
know that the Wright Bros. 
Overland Stage Co. is not a hick 
band — they are strictly 
professional, from their stage 
presence to their sound and 
lighting equipment. 

The group: TOM WRIGHT - 
patter, vocals, electric guitar and 
bass; TIM WRIGHT - acoustic. 



electric and pedal steel guitars, 
vocal, banjo and harmonica; 
KARL HINKI^ - electric guitar 
and bass, vocals; JIM SPELL — 
drums, flute and guitar; RON 
PERRY — personal manager, 
lights and sound. 

The group has such a closeness 
with those who come to see them 
that a standing-room-only crowd 
is the least number of patrons 
expected at any one 
performance. 

This popularity can be traced 
to a number of things: their 
musical variety, show, talent, 
and humor. 

The cut of their Texas cattle 
buyer suits is soon forgotten 
when they jump into selections by 
contemporary artists such as The 
Beatles, Neil Diamond, and the 
Doobie Brothers. 

And it's not only the artists 
covered in a single evening by 
the WBOSC, but also the 
particular selections which bring 
to light the deep feelings the band 



Paul Thorson Considered As 
Being Devoted, Friendly 



By LISA SMITH 

Flashing smile, friendly 
personality, and a concern for 
others are just a few of the 
impressions one gets when 
meeting Paul Thorson of Campus 
Crusade for Christ. Paul travels 
with this organization across 
country and out of the country as 
a singer, composer, and speaker. 
His music is part of his ministry 
and on October 5 Paul 
demonstrated his talents in a 
warm and meaningful program 
before a large crowd in the Gold 
Room. According to Paul a music 
ministry "tends to attract people 
who would not come to hear a 
minister," and also "softens their 
resistence." 

Music has been a part of Paul's 
life since he was a small child and 
is now his profession since joining 
Campus Crusade in 1969. When 
asked why he chose Campus 
Crusade as the organization to 
become affliated with, Paul 
responded, "My goals are 



emphasized the importance of 
understanding love and 
expressed this theme in songs he 
composed such as, "Now", "Now 
1 Belong," and "Nobody." "I 
always thought love was 
something you earned," stated 
Paul. This misconception was 
soon proven to Paul to be wrong 
when a Campus Crusade music 
team called "New Folk" shared 
with him the love of God. This 
love was available to him on any 
condition and eventually led Paul 
to become a Christian. It changed 
his life, and led him on to a 
ministry that carries him to 
many campuses. 

Longwood College was very 
fortunate to have such a 
dedicated and talented person 
share his friendship and his 
music. In the last two years Paul 
has sung before 40,000 college 
students. For those who are 
restless and concerned about 
their own lives and future it is 
comforting to know that, "God 



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has for music, ecology, 
brotherhood, and their fellow 
men. 

In the show department we find 
Ron Perry, the man behind the 
scenes as it were, who makes 
good use of the WBOSC's lighting 
and sound system to enhance the 
impact of each number and each 
member of the band. 

If all this band could do well 
was play music it would be 
sufficient, but with the addition of 
Tom Wright's down-home 
sophisticated jokes and clever 
lead-ins, backed-up by Karl 
Hinkle's humorous sound effects 
and facial expression, the 
WBOSC's total on-stage show is 
dynamite. 

They may all wear black hats, 
but musically they are definitely 
"good guys." 

Alpha Lambda Delta 
Initiation Held 



By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS 

Rosalind Crenshaw and 
Michelle McCollum were 
initiated into Alpha Lambda 
Delta during the fall initiation 
ceremony Sunday. In order to be 
initiated into the honorary 
society, a 3.5 cummulative 
average must be achieved in 
either the first semester or the 
entire year. 

The ceremony, held in 
i,ankford (' Room, was officiated 
by the administrative liason and 
honorary member, Dr. Mary A. 
Heintz, faculty advisor, Mrs. 
Cada Parrish, and Alpha Lambda 
Delta president, Ann Johnson. 
According to the official ritual, 
the initiates and the officiators 
marched in and assembled 
around an altar, upon which 
stood a candelabra. After the 
initiates signed the pledge, pins 
were presented by Dean Heintz, 
and a certificate was awarded by 
Mrs. Parrish. President, Ann 
Johnson lighted a candle from the 
candelabra and lighted Dean 
Heintz's and Mrs. Parrish's 
candle who lighted Rosalind's 
and Michelle's. 
The purpose of the chapter is to 




The^/Vti^Bros. 




Residence Hoard Proposals A|)|)n>\ed 
Lnanimously By l.<'^islati>e Board 



Legislative Board unanimously 
approved two Residence Hoard 
proposals at its October 4 
meeting. The first proposal 
approved eliminates ratification 
of Open House hours. It will no 
longer be necessary for .students 
to obey shorter Open House hours 
v\hile waiting to vote on 
maximum Open House hours at 
the first of the school year. The 
second proposal extends the Open 
House hours for Oktoberfesl 
ueekend. The Open Hou.si- hour.s 
for October 15, 16 and 17 will be as 
follows: 

Friday - 5:00 p.m. -1:30 a.m.; 
Saturday- 10:0n;in). -1:30 a.m.; 
Sunday - 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. 
All Legislative Board members 
voted except Linda Brinson, 
Bonnie Gheen and Karen 
Kimbrough (excused) who were 
absent. 

In c.her business, Emily 
Burgwyn issued Legislative 



Hoard and Colle^o coninuttee 
sif^n-up results. Vau\\\ .said she 
u;is plea.sed uith ttit' pt-ople who 
si^ni'd up fui' th" (uini nit tecs but 
some conMnilliis still needed 
sonu- nunc nu'iiib(MS. She .said 
that at I he next incclui)^ liie 
Logislativi' Hoard nu-nilHrs 
would vote oil nrgani/ation 
Evaluation ;in(l ilolp-Oiil 
conuiiitlee cliainiu'ii and Student 
Handbook editor. The iiieiiibers 
will also reconiiiiend names for 
college coiniiiittees from those 
that signed ii[) 

Suggestions for a Legislative 
lioard money-making project 
were made. The money rai.sed 
from this project would go to the 
Herbert |{. Blackwell 

Scholarship. 

The October 18 meeting of 
Legislative Hoard will be held in 
the Reading Rooms of Lankford 
at 7:(K) p.m. 



Mathematics For Fun And Profit 



commenced with their goals, and created everything and everyone encourage superior scholastic HciQ At L«C» On OctODCr 2 



I enjoy the people I work with.' 
Between each song Paul 



for a purpose. 



Gassner To Present Lecture On 
The Gold Rush, A Comic Masterpiece 



Mordi Gassner will combine his 
talents with those of Charlie 
Chaplin in presenting a program 
that will show the significant 
contribution of the comic 
masterpiece, THE GOLD RUSH, 
in movie history. The lecture and 
film will be presented Wednesday 
evening, October 13, at 8 p.m. in 
Bedford Auditorium, l>ongwood 
College. Mr. Gassner will both 
introduce the film and, after its 
screening, contmient briefly on its 
technique and humane values. He 
was an active professional on the 
Fairbanks-Pickford lot in the 
early 1920's, just prior to the 
release of Charlie Chaplin's 
greatest production. Speaking as 
a contemporary, whose 
subsequent career, abounding in 
creative activity, Mr. Gassner 
brings a lifetime of experience to 
his reflections upon that period 
piece, so momentous for the 
development of screen art 
throughout the world. 

In a very brief summary of that 
career. The International Study 
of Research Institute, of which 
our neighbor was a faculty 
member, says: "Mordi Gassner 



Guggenheim Fellow, Florence; 
writer on art; stage and screen 
designer; member of scenic 
staff. Metropolitan Opera. 
Formally Art Director of 
Piscator's Dramatic Workshop at 
The New School; Director of 
Research on Post War Planning, 
CBS; Program Consultant, World 
Cultural Center. Connoisseur, 
evaluating art collections 
internationally." 

This program is under the 
sponsorship of the Central 
Virginia Chapter of the Virginia 
Museum of Fine Art. The pubhc 
is cordially invited. 



achievement among students in 
their first year in institutions of 
higher education, to promote 
intelligent living and a continued 
high standard of learning, and to 
assist women and men in 
recognizing and developing 
meaningful goals for their roles 
in society. 

The organization was founded 
as an honorary society for 
fre.shman women in 1924 at the 
University of Illinois by the Dean 
of Women, Marcia Leonard. It 
soon became a national 
organization as chapters were 
established at Perdue University 
in 1927. Growth of the society has 
continued until now there are 192 
chapters. 

"It's a great honor," 
commented Ann, "and I'm very 
happy for Rosalind and 
Michelle." 



By JEAN MOTTLEY 

Mathematics for Fun and 
Profit, a program for high school 
seniors and juniors was held at 
Longwood on October 2. The 
purpose of the program was to 
acquaint .students with Longwood 
('ollege and the Mathematics 
Department. 

P'aculty members and Math 
Majors participated in the 
program. A few activities were 
"Mathematics-What after 
(iraduation," with Miss Niki 
Fallis and I/ongwood graduates, 
"Fascinating Facts and Figures" 
with Mrs. Cada R. Parri.sh, and a 
film called, "Sets, Crows, and 
Infinity." Other activities were 



"A calculators Challenge: Darts 
Anyone'.'" by Dr. F. T. Noone, 
.Jr., Dr. Richard Kidder with 'A 
Panoramic View of Geometries." 
"What do you do With A Matrix" 
with Dr. DwayneNuznian. 'I«idy 
Luck: The Hiiin of the Ganiber," 
by Dr. Robert S. Wii. Other 
features were Computer 
Facilities Yours to show the 
capabilities of the IBM Systems- 
:{. tours where given by Dr. 
Robert P. Webber. Also Dr. 
William L. Hightower gave 
Interactive Computing 
I )emon.strations. (Calculators and 
leaching Materials were on 
display. 



"WILD WEST SHOW" 

Appeoring In The Snack Bar. 

Thurs.: 8:00-10:30 



Fri.: 
Sat.: 



3:00-5:00 
8:00-10:30 



Best wishes for 
A successful OKTOBERFEST. 

Callusfor aliof your 
flower needs. 

Carter's Flower Shop 

711 West Third St. 

One block from the hospital 
FARMVILLE.VA. 

TELEPHONE 392-3151 




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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 12, 1976 



SELF DEFENSE AND SAFETY : 



Education And Techniques- 
Aspects Of Common Sense 



Self-defense for women has become a fairly 'hot' item in the past 
few years. While some men, and surprisingly, many women still feel 
that it is "unfeminine" for a woman to be able to defend herself 
against a man, far more people seem to believe that every person has 
a right to defend him or herself. 

In the past, women had very few choices of how to defend them- 
selves when approached by an assailant. One method that no one 
seemed to find fault with was to run as quickly as possible in the op- 
posite direction. Another was to bite, scratch, and try to attract as 
much help (preferably male) as possible. The idea that a woman could 
put up an organized defense was considered a bit bizarre, to say the 
least. (P^vidently, the idea that there were situations where a woman 
might be cornered or not have a chance to bite or scratch was not 
considered either. And it is a fact that most men can outrun most 
women.) 

Well, it is 1976 and things have changed a bit. Several women have 
successfully challenged many traditionally male bastions. The idea 
that a woman has the choice to determine her way of life, as well as to 
[)rotect it when threatened, is beginning to take hold. ( Indeed, this idea 
has been the thesis for several recent best-selling books, such as How 
to say "No" to aRapist and Survive.) 

The first point that many books on self-defense make is that self- 
defense should be looked upon as a precaution, such as first aid or 
water safety. It should be learned even by those who live in a town with 
a low crime rate, just as a precaution. ( How many people have argued 
that just because a person lives far from the ocean, he should remain 
totally ignorant of water safety?) 

Another main premise is that knowledge of self-defense will give a 
woman a new sense of confidence, and help to alleviate fear should a 
dangerous situation arise. (This is not to say that women who know 
.self-defense should walk fearlessly into the more dangerous parts of 
town, or pick fights with Sumo wrestlers. An important part of self- 
defense is knowing how to stay OUT of potentially dangerous 
situations. ) 

There are two aspects of self-defense. The first is education to 
prevent or minimize the danger of physical attack. The second is to 
provide the student with instruction in simple techniques of defense, if 
an attack can be neither prevented nor avoided. 

The first aspect is the easiest to give advice on, as it can be called 
"preventive medicine". All that is needed is a little common sen.se. 



PERSONAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS 

1) Avoid beginning conversations with strangers. If a stranger tries to involve you in one, po- 
litely ignore him and move away. 

2) Never carry large amounts of cash on your person. AVOID DISPLAYING ANY CASH THAT 
YOU MAY BE CARRYING. 

3) Try hard to avoid parking in dark, poorly lit areas. Supervised parking lots, while a bit more 
expensive, are preferable to a mugging. 

4) Keep away from the building side of the street when walking, as well as shrubbery. Avoid 
shadows. 

5) If you suspect you are being followed, trust your instincts. The most common mistake for a 
woman to make is to be afraid to look behind and check. DON'T BE AFRAID TO CHECK IF YOU 
ARE IN ANY DANGER. If you are, it is helpful to know it for sure, and to begin planning your de- 
fense. At no time is an attack from the rear to be preferred. 

6) If at all possible, RUN TOWARDS SAFETY. Anything is preferable to a physical attack. 
Try to escape to a better-lighted area, a place where there might be people, or even a private home. 
( Hie owner might allow you to enter, and it is doubtful that a mugger would want to attack you while 
an audience is present.) 

7)Make as much noise as possible. Scream as loudly as possible. It is usually better to yell 
"FIRE" than "HELP!" as it seems to get better results. You can often scare off a mugger by at- 
tracting attention. It serves no purpose to be a stoic in the case of an attack. 

8) Wear comfortable, easy-to-move in clothing. There is a big debate going on as to whether 
women in "sexy" clothing invite attacks. While it would be foolish to begin looking like a sexless 
frump just to avoid attacks of this sort, platform heels or tight skirts are of no help on the street. 
( It's even easier to fall off a curb in platform shoes. ) 

9) If you do find yourself in a dangerous place despite your precautions, try to think out your 
self-defense moves ahead of time. This prepares you for the possible danger, should it arise. It also 
helps you to stay alert. Most attackers will not go after someone who looks alert or capable of de- 
fending herself. 

10 ) Try to travel with at least one other person, whenever possible. 

11) Keep your car doors locked and your windows rolled up. Always check the back seat of your 
car before entering it. 



Techniques Of Self-Defense 



Many schools and community 
groups, such as the YWCA, now 
sponsor training in self-defense 
for women. In addition, there are 
several professional schools for 
this skill, such as Jhoon Qhee's 
Karate School. 

Most self-defense classes use a 
combination of the various 
methods of self-defense. Several 
stress the martial arts. Different 
styles taught include JUDO, 
which is helpful in dealing with a 
close opponent. This method 
includes throwing, grappling, 
wrestling and choking skills. 
AIKIDO is a purely defensive 
art; it teaches the student to use 



Protection In The Home 



the attacker's body motion 
against him. TAE KWON DO 
(also called Korean Karate) 
mobilizes the entire body. 
(Women, for example, have 
stronger legs than arms.) TKD 
helps to build up the leg muscles, 
as well as the self-assurance. 
JUJITSU is a combination of all 
of the skills listed above. 

It is important to note that it is 
not essential to have a black belt 
in anything to be able to defend 
one's self against an attacker. 
While the martial arts are 
popular as a sport, no one is going 
to demand absolute perfection of 
a self-defense student. The 
student is taught a few of the 
most effective movements, and is 
given much attention and 
encouragement. 



You could find out about the 
various classes in the area by 
calling the YWCA, or checking in 
the phone book. Be sure to check 
out all businesses with the Better 
Business Bureau. 



There are several sources 
that were used in preparing 
this article. They are: 
Personal Safety and Defense 
for Women by F. Patricia 
Pechanec Stock; Oct. 16, 
"Family Circle" - "How to 
Protect Yourself from 
Attack," by Linda 

Dannenberg, and Our Bodies, 
Ourselves, by the Boston 
Women's Health Book 
Collective. 



It almost goes without saying 
that one very simple and 
important precaution is the 
installation of good locks on all 
doors and windows. These entries 
should remain locked' at all 
times. There have been several 
instances of people who have 
kept an arsenal of strong locks on 
the front door, and neglect to lock 
their back or sliding glass doors. 
This practice should be avoided. 

There are many good, and 
fairly inexpensive locks on the 
market today. Most houses and 
apartments today come equipped 
with spring locks, which may 
appear safe, but we indeed very 
easy to open. The burglar needs 
only to slip in a playing card, 
knife blade, or thin strip of 
celluloid to gain entry. Spring 
locks manufactured with little 
trigger guards are not much 
better. A good, force-resistent, 
dead bolt lock is the Segal-type 
lock, and it is made by several 
different companies. 

Chain locks are very good 
choices for a second lock, when 
they are properly installed. Just 
make sure that the chain is made 
of good, strong metal (similar to 
motorcycle chain); a good chain 
lock can be purchased in most 
hardware stores. It would be 
good to ask the hardware 
salesperson about the various 



methods of property protection. 
Just try to remember that the 
most expensive device is not 
necessarily the best. 

It is advisable to place a rod 
along the runners of sliding glass 
doors. This will absolutely 
prevent their being silently slid 
open. (A piece of well-fitted 
wood, such as a broom handle, 
will do nicely. ) 

An additional precaution might 
be investing in a good alarm 
system. I shall not go into the 
various alarms here; a 
salesperson in a hardware store 
would be much better prepared to 
discuss them. Many 

homeowners' guides claim that 
they are an exceUent investment, 
providing at the very least, peace 
of mind. 

Safety Measures To 
Take At Home 

1) Lock all doors. Set the 
burglar alarm, if you have one. 

2) When you are home alone, > 
close the drapes. You might also' 
adjust the Venetian blinds to face 
upward toward the ceiling. 

3) Be careful not to make it 
obvious that you are alone, such 
as reading by an open window. 

4) Always leave at least one 
night-light on in the house. 

5) Be sure that your telephone 
is in working order. It can be your 



most valuable source of contact 
with the outside in case an 
intruder breaks in. 

6) Keep a list of emergency 
numbers near the phone for easy 
reference. 

7) Keep a flashlight on ywrf* 
night table. 

8) If you plan to be gon&'Tor a 
short while, leave a few lights on. 
A good idea is leaving a Hght on in 
an upstairs bedroom — this will 
help to give the impression that 
someone is reading in bed. 

9) Keep a bright light on 
outside the door. Insist that your 
landlord put good lights in the 
halls and stairways of your 
apartment building. 

KEYS 

It should be equally obvious 
that hiding keys in the usual 
places around the door is 
dangerous. Burglars know about 
looking under flowerpots and 
welcome mats too; this practice 
should definitely be avoided. 
You should not issue keys to 
acquaintances, laundry, or 
grocery services, because of the 
risk involved. 

It would also be advisable not 
to leave your whole case of keys 
with parking attendants and the 
like, because of the danger of 
their being copied. 




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Tuesday, October 12, 1976 



FOR YOUR INFORMATION 



Compiled By 
Lisa Turner 



Legal Hand Weapons 



Defense from the front 



The following is a list of legal 
hand weapons, and suggested 
ways of employing them. ;*i 

1) LONG, FIVE CELL 
FLASHLIGHT. You can use it in 
a jabbing manner to the face or 
stomach. 

2) ROLI£D UP MAGAZINE 
OR NEWSPAPER. (Roll it up 
tightly and secure it with 3-4 
rubber bands.) This cin be used 
in a ramming manner to the face 
or abdomen. 

3) UMBRELLA. Use it in a 
jabbing fashion. Most attackers 
will not attack someone who is 



carrying an umbrella, because it 
is so easy to use. 

4) FINGER NAIL FILE. Use in 
a jabbing fashion with quick 
upward thrusts. 

5) STIFF HAIR BRUSH OR 
STEEL COMB. You might rake 
this across the attacker's face or 
neck. 

6) HARD-BOUND BOOK. 
Smash it into the face or neck. 

7) PURSE. Push it towards the 
face. 

8) HIGH HEEl^ OR WEDGE 
SHOES. Stamp on the attacker's 
foot. 

9) KEYS. ( Place the keys in the 
palm of the hand so that the small 
pointed ends protrude between 



the fingers.) Use as you would 
brass knuckles. These are 
especially efficient near the eyes. 
10) HAIRSPRAY. Spray in the 
attacker's eyes or face. NEVER 
light a match to the stream of 
spray in hopes of converting it to 
a flame thrower. It will explode 
and you could be severely 
injured. 

This list appears in an excellent 
book on self-defense called 
Personal Safety and Defense for 
Women by F. Patricia Pechanec 
Stock. It can be obtained for $3.75 
from the Burgess Publishing 
Company, 426 South Sixth Street, 
Minneapolis, MN 55415. 



Telephone Precautions 



1.) Don't reveal your telephone 
number indiscriminately. List 
only your initials in any kind of 
directory, and DON'T 
ADVERTISE THE FACT THAT 
YOU ARE A WOMAN. 

2.) If someone calls and asks 
for your husband, don't just blurt 
out that you are single, and live 
entirely alone. While this could be 
called dishonesty, it is also 
known as "inviting trouble," 
Pretend to take any message 
down. If you are married, or 
living with a relative or male 
friend, don't tell the caller that he 
won't be back until a week from" 
Saturday. If the caller seems at 
all suspicious, hang up. 

3.) Human error is always 
possible, but be safe anyway. If a 
caller asks "Who is this?" or 
"What number is this?", ask 
them whom they wish to speak 
with, or what number they are 
dialing. 



4.) If you receive an obscene 
phone call, the best thing to do is 
to hang up immediately (and 
quietly — don't slam the phone 
down. ) If you receive a series of 
obscene calls, it would be best to 
report them to the police 
department. In the meantime, 



you could duplicate the sound of a 
tape recorder being turned on, or 
say (supposedly to someone else 
in the room), "Yes, officer, this is 
the same caller again." It is 
especially important not to 
appear frightened or annoyed, 
and do not talk with the caller. 




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1) Have the post office or a 
neighbor collect your mail until 
you return home. 

2) Have your newspaper and 
milk services discontinued. Do 
NOT leave a note on the front 
door iiKiicating when you plan to 
return . . . this is known as an 



invitation to a burglar. 

3) Have a neighbor look in on 
your home every now and then, to 
look out for anything suspicious. 
You might also have someone 
keep the yard up in your absence ; 
an unkempt lawn and leaves 
around the garage door can be a 



give-away. Be careful not to 
leave a bicycle in the yard, or 
laundry hanging on a clothes line. 
4) Leave your valuables in a 
safety deposit box in your bank. 
(This includes important 
papers. ) 



Points 
To 

Remember 



While we will not attempt to go 
into the various ways of actually 
protecting yourself when an 
attack occurs, (it ^buld be far 
better to take a course in self- 
defense), there are a few points 
to remember. 

1 ) Remain in control of 
yourself. 

2) If you sense that an attack is 
imminent, run. If this is not 
possible, act crazy. It will put the 
attacker off momentarily, and 
might give you some time to plan 
out another defense or escape. A 
mugger does not want to attack 
.someone who is unpredictable. It 
is better to appear silly than to be 
mugged. 

3) Put your hands on anything 
that could by used as a weapon. 
Some examples may be found in 
the box above. 

If Taken By Surprise 

1) DON'T FREEZE UP. This is 
what the assailant is counting on. 

2) Resist immediately, if you 
plan to do so. If you wait, the 
attacker may feel betrayed. Also, 
there is no point in putting up a 
violent defense at first, then 
pretending to befriend your 
attacker if it doesn't work. 
Resistance is irreversiWe. 

3 ) If you aenae that the attacker 
is only after your money or 
valuables, hand them over 
without a fuss. It is possible to 
recover them later, no sense in 
being maimed if it can be 
avoided. 

4) If the attacker is threater ng 
you with a lethal weapon, di n't 
endanger your life by putting I la 
fight. If he tries to use it on : u, 
you are quite justified n 
resisting, but don't force hie o 
use the weapon. 



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IVcsidriUial Ih'hatcs 

(Continued from Page 1) 

lo say that you couldn't negotiate 
vNitli Hre/hnc'v with such military 
•lit backs. The tone of voice Ford 
exhibited was harsh as if to lash 
out at Carter. Yet, a point was 
made 

Another question posed was 
one concerning the concept of 
national interest. What should the 
roK' of the United States be in 
international relations'.' Carter 
went on to siiy that he has 
traveled for 21 months in this 
country, and has seen hurt people 
because of Watergate, the CIA 
and Viet Nani. The security of 
this country has got to come first. 
Carter brought up international 
trade and stated that he would 
never single out food as a trade 
embargo item. He would consider 
all of the equipment used. The U. 
S. is the amis distributer of the 
world, often to countries which 
fight each other. He states that 
we must first meet the needs of 
our country, then those of our 
allies and then we will ship cargo 
to other countries. 

When asked about negotiations 
with China, Ford said that his 
administration will not forget or 
let down obligations to them. He 
doesn't believe that we should 
give, sell or transfer military 
equipment to any communist 
party. 

One main point that Carter 



seemed to dwell on was that there 
is too much secrecy in the 
government, and if he were 
elected, this would surely 
change. He would quit making 
policy-making decisions in secret 
as were some of these concerning 
the Viet Nam War. If we could 
have a good foreign policy, then 
the strength of the country could 
be restored. 

Carter feels that "we've let the 
economy go down the drain." 
Unemployment is so high. A 
strong economy is very 
important. He states that we 
want to return back to the statue 
our country once had and this 
won't happen if Ford is reelected. 

In response. Ford spoke of his 
administration and how proud he 
is of it. He feels that Kissinger 
has done a fine job in foreign 
relations. But once again, Carter 
came back at Ford by speaking of 
the way Ford wouldn't appoint a 
presidential commission to go to 
Viet Nam and l>aos to negotiate 
with leaders to release 
information concerning M.I.A.'s. 
Carter feels this to be very 
embarrassing on the behalf of 
Ford. 

In his rebuttal speech. Carter 
asked of the type of world that we 
are going to leave our children. Is 
it going to be a world of hunger, 
secrecy in the government and 
the continual threat of the 
nuclear bomb or is it going to be a 
world of peace, with everybody 
working in unison and harmony. 



He believes that it is going to be 
the latter, and that we should be a 
beacon for nations who search for 
freedom. 

President Ford's rebuttal was 
primarily concerned with his 
administration. There are two 
things, he feels, that can't be 
debated; experience and results. 
With this he recalls things which 
he has done. America is strong, 
free, respected and not one young 
American is dying or fighting on 
a foreign battlefield. 

Both candidates presented 
sound and reasonable 
arguments. The next Carter-Ford 
debate will be held at William 
and Mary College on October 22 
at 9:30 p.m. 

TWELFTH 
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gestures, expressions and stance. 
Two brilliantly staged scenes 
involved Malvolio. Dr. Simpson's 
interpretation of Malvolio's 
soliloquy before the court of 
Olivia (the scene in which he 
stumbled upon the planted 
letter), clearly revealed the 
conceited nature of the 
character. Hidden nearby were 
Toby, Andrew, and Feste, 
amusing themselves overhearing 
Malvolio's words. When reading 
the letter, Malvolio's facial 
expressions gave distinct insight 
into his thoughts, before he said a 



word. 

With his next entrance, the 
audience roared. Acting upon 
implications made in the letter, 
Malvolio appeared before Olivia 
attired in short blue pants 
revealing his yellow cross- 
gartered stockings. Flitting 
about and chasing Olivia up the 
court steps, Malvolio never 
ceased his foolish smiling. The 
audience was indeed receptive to 
Dr. Simpson's Malvolio. 

There is a tendency in some 
productions to slide over minor 
roles, spending little time with 
their preparation. That, however, 
was not the case in Twelfth Night. 
The character of Antonio was 
w ell prepared and presented. The 
sincerity and seriousness with 
which Glenn liCftwich acted was 
quite realistic. Jerome Laux, 
portraying Sebastian, began a 
little heavy ; his relationship with 
Antonio seemed somewhat 
strained. The relationship 
between himself and Olivia was 
acted with more ease, his 
expression was more natural. A 
vast improvement was in the 
action of the servants and 
attendants. They did not merely 
stand still, stone-faced, but 
rather, if something aroused 
their curiosity, their expressions 
reflected such. 

Complementing the actors was 
an appropriately designed set. 
Ben Emerson of the Speech and 

Dramatic Arts Department 
was the set's designer. 



Psych Club 
Is Proposed 

The idea of creating a 
psychology club first came up in 
an abnormal psychology class, 
when the professor, Mr. David 
Stein, realizing the need for 
increased communication be- 
tween students and faculty sug- 
gested that a psychology club be 
formed. Barbara Uawinski, a 
junior psychology major, 
immediately began to take 
action. She is trying to organize a 
club becvause, as she puts it, "I 
feel that students interested in 
psychology want more than just 
classroom lectures." 

The purpose of the club would 
be to foster an interest in 
psychology through programs 
featuring guest speakers and 
field trips. They plan to visit 
institutions for mental health, 
experimental communities, and 
universities offering graduate 
programs. 

A psychology club could also 
provide a career orientation 
program which would help 
students in deciding which 
specific fields they would like to 
pursue, and inform them of the 
degree requirements of their 
career goals. In exposing the 
psychology majors to valuable 
contacts and job opportunities 
the club would be an anvenue for 
helping them to locate and obtain 
jobs. The success of the club 
could also lead to the 
development of a psychology 
honor society. 

The Evaluations Committee for 
Student Organizations is now 
considering a petition signed by 
17 students who wish to see a 
psychology club become a 
reality. The.se students will also 
be required to draw up a 
constitution. If this constitution is 
accepted by the Evaluations 
Committee, I^egislative Board, 
and President Willett the 
proposed psychology club wiU 
become an official student 
organization capable of fulfilling 
the needs of its members. 

The only criteria for 
membership into the club is to be 
interested in psychology. Since 
the membership will not be 
limited to psychology majors 
only, any Longwood student is 
welcome to join. If you are 
interested in promoting or joining 
the proposed psychology club 
contact Barbara Gawinski, 
phone: 392-8675. 



Also attributing to the 
authenticity of the atmosphere 
was the music, which included 
Feste's wooden lyre constructed 
by Dr. I^ckwood. Adding a 
contemporary touch to the 
production was the costuming. 
The success of the presentation 
was also dependent upon the 
hours and efforts put forth from 
those behing the wings, Anne 
Saunders, Jenny Cilover-Droney, 
Wanda Kirkland... 

Mastering the language in 
which Shakespeare wrote is no 
easy task. Aside from a few 
scattered inaudible lines, the 
actors are to be applauded for 
their success. Together, the crew 
the actors, and the directors 
produced a fine presentation. 



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Tuesday, October 12, 1976 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

Well, fans, it was another up 
and down week for the Longwood 
College Hockey Team. The girls 
began the week with a 4-1 victory 
over a much improved ODU 
squad. The Longwood team got 
off to a slow start, which seems to 
be an ever-occuring problem. 
ODU drew first blood by scoring 
fifteen minutes into the first half. 
I think this sorta unnerved our 
girls; the remainder of the first 
half showed a lack of motivation 
from both sides. Now the second 
half was a different story. The 
Ix)ngwood offense ripped off four 
straight goals and amassed over 
17 minutes of total penetration 
time. Terry Donahue, Terry Voit, 
Carol Fils and Scottie Capehart 
had a goal apiece to insure the 
Longwood victory. 

But the game of the week 
occurred on Thursday, October 7. 
This was "the battle of the 
biggies" — number four ranked 
William and Mary against our 
own number six ranked L.C. It 
was a battle of strategy, 
stickwork, and marking; a battle 
that yielded no clear-cut winner. 
However, according to a new 
rule, the game was awarded to 
William and Mary due to the fact 
that they accumulated more 
penetration time. Final score 1-0 
(PT) in favor of W&M. 

A special note of recognition 
goes to the I-iongwood defense. 
The defense was bound and 
determined that W&M would not 
score, which they didn't. With 
this wonderful, leading 
introduction, I announce the 



"player of the week," goalie Jane 
Grier. Jane is a senior from 
Wilmington, Del., majoring in 
physical education. Jane got the 
defense all riled up, so they were 
breathing fire even before they 
took the field. Miss Grier 
recorded 12 goalie saves during 
the W&M game, and I mean she 
put some foot into her cleats. Way 
to Lang, Jane. 

My memory is not cooperating 
with me this morning, so I guess I 
won't have a "play of the week." 
Therefore, on to the J.V. 

The J.V. squad is making it 
tough for me — they keep 
winning so I have to keep using 
the same adjectives and verbs, 
over and over again. But I guess 
they can't help it . . . they're just 
too good. I^ast Tuesday they beat 
the daylights out of the ODU JV 7- 
0. Linda Crovatt scored 3, Debbie 
Kinzel hit on 2. Kim Furbee and 
Suzanne Ash both sank one for 
L.C. The baby blues also turned 
the tables on the Willim and Mary 
J.V. — the Indians fell 1-0. Debbie 
Kinzel scored her 9th goal of the 
season midway into the first half, 
giving Longwood its needed edge. 
I think longwood has a team of 
the future in this year's J.V. They 
have had only one goal scored 
against them in six games, while 
they have scored 25. Keep it up, 
J.V.!! 

And now for the "Sally Custer 
Quip": "Our defense ruffled the 
green and gold feathers of the 
Indians, but we're planning a — 
Custer and the L.C. Troops 
Massacred the Indians at 
Tidewater!" 



Longwood Team Participates 
In Hockey Stick Drive 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

Who would have dared to brave 
a cold, driving rain, thunder, 
lightenmg, speeding cars and 
vicious dogs to jog 13 miles 
holding a soggy Bicentennial 
Traveling Hockey Stick on a 
Saturday morning in Richmond? 
The answer is eight crazed 
Longwood College hockey team 
players. Also Coach Custer and 
her friend went along to take 
pictures and to give the much 
needed encouragement. 

These brave souls, who shall be 
named because of their 
dedication were Cathy Lowe, 
Teresa Ware, Terry Donahue, 
Carol Bentson, Cindy Moss, 
Debbie Northern, Debbie Kinzel, 
and Patty Hughson, who acted as 
head cheerleader. Scarcely 
awake at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, we 
departed in the school van to seek 
out a little white house just 
down from an Amoco station on 
Route 301. It took 20 minutes to 
meet with the team who was to 
bring us the hockey stick. As it 
turned out, they were sitting 200 
feet behind us at the Amaco 
station. 

The first adventurer to depart 
was Terry Donahue. Taking sure 
but slushy strides, she completed 
her first mile. One after the 
other, we completed the miles. 




each wearing one of the three 
raincoats we had between the 
seven of us. 

These were solitary journeys 
that required prancing through 
mud puddles, negotiating steep 
hills, side-stepping on narrow 
bridges, out distancing snarling 
dogs, and finally, seeing in the far 
horizon a light blue van with its 
emergency blinkers flashing; at 
this sight, your soaked feet would 
pick up speed and slop even more 
determinately through the mud. 

The Longwood runners at last 
reached the sign that said 
"Bowling Green— 11 miles", 
where St. Catherines met us, we 
turned over to them the stick and 
the scroll which now contained 
our names and which will one day 
be historically enshrined in some 
museum. 

Our long day was almost over, 
but first we had to get something 
nutritious for our starved, cold, 
exhausted bodies. Then the team 
members returned to the van to 
get warm and wait for Ms. Custer 
and her friend to finish eating. 

At 4: 10 we rejoiced to return to 
Longwood. This experience 
wasn't too bad, (so long as I don't 
catch pneumonia), but I know I 
won't participate in the Tri- 
centennial Traveling Hockey 
Stick Drive! 



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Tank Suits and Swim Caps 

Kilts, Tennis Racquets 

Golf and Sporting Equipment 



Who's dat hidin' behind do« Foster Grants at de ole hockey 
game? 



Money Used For 
Pan-Am Game 

The Bicentennial Hockey Stick 
Drive is being done to raise 
money to send the U.S. Field 
Hockey Team to the Pan- 
American games. Many colleges 
and high schools have 
participated in this drive by 
jogging with the stick for a 
certain number of miles, and by 
getting sponsors for the number 
of miles accomplished. 
Ivongwood was given 13 miles to 
run in the Richmond area. The 
stick started in Georgia and is 
going north to Philadelphia by 
October 15. 

Volleyball Team 
Defeated By EMC 

On Thursday, October 7, the 
varsity and J.V. volleyball team 
played against Eastern 
Mennonite College. Despite the 
lA)ngwood teams' detennination 
and drive, the varsity lost 15-2 
and 15-4, while the J.V. lost 0-15 
and 11-15. 

Their next game is at home 
against Lynchburg College on 
October 12 at 7:00. 



Longwood Inier 'Religious Council States 
Plans For Year, Purpose For Council 



By LESLIE BOATWRIGHT 

The Longwood Inter-Religious 
Council (LIRC) wishes to 
incorporate every religious 
denomination represented or 
campus into its activities. Thi^ 
can only be done if students of 
each denomination elect a 
representative and one alternate 
to the council. 

Since the councils organization 
last March, six different religious 
faiths have participated: Baptist, 
Catholic, Christian Science, 
Episcopal, Lutheran, and 
Methodist. Although these six 
denominations represent a 
majority of the students at 
Longwood they do not represent 
all of the students. The goal of the 
Inter-Religious Council is to 
include every religious group 
regardless of its size. 

The three basic purposes of the 
Inter-Religious Council are: 

(1) To coordinate activities of 
denominational or other religious 
groups on campus, 

(2) To encourage 
understanding of differing 
religious viewpoints, and 

(3) To provide a representative 
body to sponsor and plan special 
campus-wide activities. 

The officers of the LIRC for 
1976 are president, Connie 
Barbour and three officers-at- 
large, Julie Burner, Kim 
Turnbull, and Mary Lucy Wilson. 
The campus ministers serve as 
the LIRC sponsors. I^st spring 
the Longwood Inter-Religious 
Council sponsored Rise and Shine 

Art Faculty To 
Exhibit Works 

The faculty of the Department 
of Art has been invited to exhibit 
works at Bridgewater College, 
October 4-22. The exhibit will 
include recent work by the full 
time members of the faculty, as 
well as Mrs. Jackie Wall, 
Director of Art at the Wynne 
Campus School and Coordinator 
of the After-School Workshop 
sponsored by the Department, 
and Dr. Carolyn WeUs, Vice- 
President for Academic Affairs, 
who teaches photography. 

The faculty will also have an 
exhibit in the Lancaster Library 
Gallery at Longwood, November 
S-December 17. 



Fellowship Breakfasts during 
Holy Week, featuring key 
speakers and singers from the 
"*udent body, faculty and 

dministration. 

This year the LIRC plans to 
sponsor coffeehouses, speakers, 
Rise and Shine Breakfasts and 
Religious Emphasis Week. 
Already underway are Vespers 
which are held each evening at 
6:30 in the Episcopal Church. 



Anyone is welcome to attend. 

On Oct. 18 the Ix)ngwood Inter- 
Religiou.s Council will hold an 
open meeting, giving students a 
chance to meet other people in 
their denomination and to elect a 
representative and an alternate 
to the council. Please feel free to 
come and voice your opinions. If 
you have any question.s contact 
John Enunert, phone; 392-3860, 
or any LIRC officer. 



SHARE THE RIDE 

WITH US THIS 

WEEKEND 

AND GET ON 

TO A GOOD THING. 

Us means Greyhound, and a lot of your fellov\/ students 
who are already on to a good thing. You leave when you 
like. Travel comfortably. Arrive refreshed and on time. 
You'll save money, too, over the increased air 
fares. Share the ride with us on weekends. Holidays. 
Anytime. Go Greyhound. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 12, 1976 



Panhellenic Headlines 



Jerry Duncan Discusses The 
Field Of Music Therapy 



Alpha Delta Pi 

A D Pi's are welcoming Janie 
Alexander, one of our traveling 
corres sec to our chapter this 
week. While here she is helping 
with preparations for our new 
pledges. Becky Bellamy is our 
newest pledge, after accepting an 
open bid last week. 

For Octoberfest, ADPi is 
.spun.soring a Roulette game, with 
prizes donated by the members. 

Congratulations to Bettie Bass, 
who was recently initiated into 
the Society for Intercollegiate 
.Journalists. Keep up the good 
work ! 

One of the ADPi's goals this 
semester is fund raising. Thus far 
v\e have had a bake sale and a 
successful car wash. We also 
sponsored an ice cream sundae 
party last week of approximately 
25 girls. 

Alpha Phi 

Alpha Phi added two new 
members to their sorority: 
Mtndy Latfoon and Renee 
Bourgeois. They also now have 
.six new pledges. 



Alpha Sigma Alpha 

The AKA's summer included 
many different things. Four 
si.slers were married over the 
sunmier, Sleph l.ucas, Kathy 
Schote, Mary ('room, and Patti 
Smith. And their sister, Anna 
Marshall, received her diamond 
durmg the sunmier months 

Our national convention was 
held HI Williamsburg, and on 
I'uesdiiN, all those who attended 
visited Farmville's Alpha 
chapter. An invitation ceremony 
was held in the Methodist Church 
so that AKA's from all over the 
country could participate. We'd 
like to take this time to 
cnngratulate and welcome Mary 
Woolfolk into our si.sterhood. 
Also, Congratulation.'- j) Cindy 
Price <ind Cm 1 Thomas who 
were initiated this fall. 

Our fall activities will include 
mone\ raising projects (the 
\FA s Hill be .selling peanuts 
onn' I, .11(1 rush functions. We 
ii ' so proud to welcome Nina 
McAtlams, Valarie Booker, and 
»;inn\ and Tlelispa Welter who 
.ire (tur new fall pledges. 

Alpha Sigma Tau 

Alpha .Sigma Tau wishes to 
( iiiii',1 atulate their two new 
pledges Anita Braden and 
I inch Sanders. Congratulations 
to ennie Bruno, Dianne 
Harw (»d, and Terry .Johnson for 
then ei.st Tappings. Cathy \a)\\v 
.iiid Vlary Louise McCiraw 
recei d bids from Delta Psi 
Kapi the National Physical 
F.duc ion Honorary Fraternity. 
Cam 'Igesby is the Sophomore 
Oklo orfest Chairman-liood 
luck Cam! Congratulations to 
Terr} Johnson and Caty Tafferty 
lor making the Varsity Volleyball 
team and also to Scottie 
( apehart. Myra (iwyer. Jane 
(irier, Teresa Matthews, Kathy 
Arthur. Cathy Ix)we, and Dianne 
Harwood (manager) for making 
the Hockey team. 

Alpha Sigma Tau will sell the 
large plastic liOngwood mugs at 
their Oktoberfest Booth. 
Congratulations to our new 
initiates Sue Rible, Mary 
(iordon Hall, Panny Webb, Cam 
Olgesby, EUie Kennedy, and 
Brenda Wile. Also a special 
thanks to Alice. Congratulations 
to Sally Graham for being elected 
senior representative to 



legislative Board, and to Terry 
Johnson for being elected 
Captain of the Volleyball team. 
The ART'S had a picnic at the 
cabin Wednesday night with their 
meeting afterwards. It was a 
.social success! 



Delta Zeta 

Delta Zeta sorority has been 
busy with preparations for the 
coming year. One of the main 
events of this year was the annual 
faculty tea. We would like to 
welcome our new pledges, I>aura 
Duncan, Anita Hoppe, Pam Kidd, 
Sheila Oakley and Terry Shiffist. 
Congratulations to Sharon Jones 
for making the Longwood 
Volleyball team, Lisa King for 
making the lx)ngwood Tennis 
Team and l^atty Marshall for 
being initiated into Pi Mu 
Fpsilon. Another active member 
is Maggie Keen, guest hostess at 
Theta Chi. 



Kappa Delta 

Congratulations to Vonnie 
MorrLson for being selected to 
Beta Beta Beta here on campus. 
Lyndi (!halky was selected as 
I -ongwood's correspondent to The 
Richmond News Leader The 
KD's hiid a car wash at Hardees. 
On .Sunday, October 3, we held a 
memorial .service tor Crandall 
Turner. We are now in the 
process of preparing for 
Oktoberfest. We are selling hot 
dogs with chili. We are also 
planning for our Founders Day on 
(Jet. 2:<rd. 



Sigma Kappa 

Sigma Kappa was honored with 
the presence of their traveling 
secretary, the week end of 
.September 17-19. There was a 
parliamentary procedure 
meeting presented Sunday night, 
followed by a reception in her 
honor. 

Sigma Kappa had a beer rush 
party Sept. 15th at the Ix)ngwood 
( ;-bin to welcome all K's and 
perspective rushee's. 

A car wa.sh was held at 
Hardee's on September 2.'i for 
fund raising, which really was a 
great success. 

Susiinn Smith was chosen by 
deist to be a senior usher for the 
l!t7ti Oktoberfest. 

Irish Howland is the assistant 
director of the play. Twelfth 
Night, which was presented 
October 6th through 9th. Clare 
Baxter made the varsity tennis 
team. 

Our first candlelight of the year 
was for our advisor. Miss Connie 
Pnllaman, who was recently 
engaged to (Irett Dalton. 

Sigma Kappa will be selling 
popcorn soon, hopefully before 
Oktoberfest, so all those who 
want some, keep your eyes and 
ears open!!! 



Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Sigma Sigma Sigma held their 
annual Mardi-Gras week 
September 20-24. The Sigma's 
traveled to Delta Sigma Phi at 
University of Virginia, had a 
cookout and held a coffeehouse 
with Wen Gill as the guest 
performer. 

Congratulations to our new 
sister. Gail Trons, and to our new 
pledges Mary Beth Edwards and 
Debbie Goble. 

Jenny Glover-Droney and 
Marilyn Kibber have been active 
in the recent production of 
"Twelfth Night." Jenny served 



as make-up crew chief and 
Marilyn as the publicity chief. 

Tri-Sigma's National Lead- 
ership School was held in Chapel 
Hill. North Carolina, this past 
week end. Six delegated from 
Alpha Cliapter attended. While 
there they visited Sigma's Na- 
tional philanthropy, which is 
the Robbio Pago Memorial 
located at UNC Hospital. 

On October 5, Sigma's traveled 
to University of Virginia and 
partied with Delta Sigma Phi and 
Sigma Chi. 



Zeta Tau Alpha 

Although every Zeta has been 
busy with school just beginning, 
we have had a successful opening 
year. With almost 40 returning 
Zetas, we started rush this 
semester with a Cabin party and 
a popcorn party for perspective 
girls. Our "Zeta Raffle" which 
followed these social events 
proved to be an extremely good 
money making project too. 
Besides college rush parties, all 
of the sisters have been engaged 
in visiting Holly Manor Nursing 
Home in Farmville. 

We have had a lot of Zetas in 
the social spotlight too. Senior, 
Linda Maxey, was tapped into 
(ieist. We have two Zetas on the 
Hampden-Sydney cheering 
squad, Trisher Williams 
(Captain) and Peggy Bryant. 
Hampden-Sydney rush parties 
have recognized some Zetas too. 
Zeta hostesses included Kathy 
Murphy, Barbara Lichford and 
Betsy Cash at Theta Chi, and Ann 
Gray and Beth Tombinson at 
Sigma Nu. We are also proud to 
announce that two of our sisters 
got engaged this summer. Ann 
Gray and Joan Holloway were 
the lucky girls. We are also happy 
to say that we had 12 girls who 
made the Dean's list last 
semester. Flag football seems to 
be a major sport this year, and 
we are proud that we won. As for 
future plans, we are in the 
process of redecorating our 
chapter room. An interior 
decorator from Richmond is 
working w ith us, and it is exciting 
for everyone. Our last big party 
was Tuesday, September 28, with 
Theta Chi at University of 
Richmond. 



By SHARON CONNOR 

On September 26, Jerry 
Duncan from Lynchburg 
Rehabilitation Center presented 
a discussion on the field of Music 
therapy. The discussion was 
sponsored by the Longwood 
College Music Department. Mr. 
Duncan is a graduate of Florida 
State University, the oldest 
university in the U. S. to have a 
music therapy program. 

Music therapy deals with a 
behavioral change made possible 
through music. Many everyday 
tasks, such as tying a shoe, 
reading, writing, counting, and 
cooking can be carried out by the 
use of music, any phase of life 
can be taught. Movement is the 
technique involved which is 
taught either in class or personal 
instruction. This technique is 
used in helping the mentally ill to 
new endeavor. A music therapist 
is used as a consultant in public 
schools, jails, rehabilitation 
centers, hospitals, and the 
military. 



The degree needed to be a 
music therapist is similar to a 
BME but practice teaching is not 
required. However, after four 
years in an institution, six 
months of internship under the 
direction of a music therapist is 
the usual procedure. It takes the 
same qualities to make a good 
therapist as it does to make a 
good teacher. However, the 
essence of patience is of great 
importance in teaching the 
behavioral processes and skills. 

Only 30 institutions in the U. S. 
offer a degree in music therapy. 
This discussion was presented to 
liOngwood students and faculty to 
answer any question on the 
subject and to raise an interest 
among the students. There are 
approximately 12 students at- 
tending Longwood that have an 
interest in music therapy, Since 
there are many jobs available in 
this field, the music department, 
with the aid of Mr. Duncan, hopes 
to establish one of the first state 
programs at Longwood. 



Annual Fall Area Business 
Education Conference At L.C. 



The Annual Fall Area Business 
Education Conference was held 
at lx)ngwood on Wednesday, 
September 29, from 4:00-6:15 
p.m. The theme of the conference 
was "Create an Exciting 
I.«aming Environment Through 
FBLA." 

There were 51 area teachers 
and 10 Longwood College 
Business Education Students in 
attendance at the meeting. 

Dr. James C. Gussett, 
Assistant Dean, welcomed the 
group on behalf of the College, 
and Betty Maxey, Longwood 
Regional FBI A President and 
student at Buckingham County 
High School, extended greetings 
to the participants. 



Carl E. Jargensen, State 
Supervisor of Business 
p]ducation, gave an overview of 
Business Education. Frances 
Hamlett, Assistant Professor in 
the Department of Business and 
Economics and Director of the 
Longwood Region of FBLA, 
gave an FBLA status report. 
FBLA Executive Secretary and 
Assistant State Supervisor, 
Business Education Services 
assisted by Mr. Jargensen and 
Florence Bailey, of the State 
department, presented a 
program on "FBLA — Our Co- 
Curricular Activity." 

The conference concluded with 
a dinner in the Banquet Room. 



Three Week Seminar On Alcoholism 
Held At Wesley Foundation 



By ANITA CRUTCHFIELD 

The Wesley Foundation re- 
cently held a three week 
seminar on alcoholism in its 
student center. Alcohol is 
considered by some to be the 
number one drug problem on 



In the flag football competition, campus so at the beginning of 



Zeta has won the past two games. 
Our record is now 3-0. Also 
received one open bed. 
Sophomore, Debbie Hermanchy, 
from Richmond is our newest 
pledge. 

October 11-15 will be a very 
busy week for Zeta. Monday, we 
celebrate Founder's Day. The 
entire week will be devoted to 
sorority rituals and functions. All 
is going well on second floor 
Stubbs. 



each school term this type of 
seminar is held. 

Dr. Ebbe Hoff, professor of 
Psychology and Physiology at 
VCU and Health Sciences Center 
director at MCV, lectured at the 
first seminar on September 15. 
He also works with the Studies 
and Rehabilitation Center, State 
Health Department of Virginia. 
"What Is Alcohol — A Medical 
Viewpoint" was the topic of his 
discussion. 



ROGHETTE'S 
FLORIST 




"BEST WISHES IN OKTOBERFEST" 



Mr. Paul Van Vleet, co- 
ordinator of Alcoholism 
Treatment Center in Richmond, 
delivered a talk the second week 
on "Alcoholics and the 
Community and the Family." 

"The Secret of Sandra Blaine" 
was the title of the film viewed at 
the last session on September 29. 
Sandra was a young society 
matron who turned from a social 
drinker to an alcoholic. A 
discussion followed which was 
led by Mrs. Nancy Anderson. 
Several women discussed how 
alcoholism had affected their 
lives when they came in contact 
with it within their families. The 
discussion was interesting and 
helpful to those who attended. 

The Wesley Foundation will be 
holding various seminars 
throughout the year. This week 
Dr. James Helms from the 
lx)ngwood History department 
will hold a Republican seminar to 
discuss the various aspects of the 
Republican candidate and 
platform. During October and 
November there will be worship 
and prayer seminars. In the 
spring they hope to have one on 
dating, engagement, marriage, 
and divorce as they did last year. 

Life Is Like 

A Sandwich- 

Every Day 

Another Bite 



Special Feature - Oktoberfest 



Ik 



Altttttlta 




VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1976 



NO. 7 



Bill Macdonald To Highlight Week Of UAdventure Cousteau 



Wednesday evening at 8:00 in 
Jarman Auditorium, 
photographer Bill Macdonald 
will present a lecture film on the 
career of Jacques Cousteau. 

Bill Macdonald has been a sea 
world enthusiast since childhood. 
With mounting interest, he took 
up underwater photography. 

In 1967 Bill received a B.A. 
from Long Beach State 
University, and was a certified 
Underwater Instructor. In 1968 he 
held the position of director for 
the Advanced Diver Program for 
the Underwater Unit of the Los 
Angeles County Parks and 
Recreation Department. 1972 
brought him to the U.S. Divers 
Company as California sales 
manager, and west coast Public 
Relations Coordinator. 

Several films which Bill has 
produced have been shown world- 
wide. His photographs have been 
published in books, magazines, 
and on filmstrios. 



Bill first worked with the 
Cousteau Society during the 
filming of "Seabirds of 
Isabella." He is now the 
Coordinator of Special Projecte 
for the Cousteau Society. 

"The Cousteau Story" is a 
ninety-minute film exploring the 
career of Jacques Cousteau. The 
film begins with sections of 
various explorations, aqualung 
dives into wrecks (one being a 
Roman wreck of the third 
century B.C.) and caves. It also 
includes filming of Cousteau's 
first manned submersible, which 
extended man's diving limits to 
the continental shelf. 

The film concludes with the 
Cousteau Society's dedication to 
the quality of life on Earth, with 
Jacques and Philippe Cousteau 
voicing opinions about some of 
the vital issues of our time. 

Thursday evening at 4:00 and 
7:30 in Jeffers Auditorium, the 



S-UN 

« 

POLITICAL WEEK 



OCTOBER 2.'> - 29 



Movie 



Monday, Oct. 25 
"The Candidate" 25c 



Tuesday, Oct. 26 
Debate — Virgil Goode vs. Marshall Coleman 
Goode is a democratic member of the Va. legislature. 
Coleman is a republican representative from Northern 
Virginia. 

Wednesday, Oct. 27 

Mock Election — voting in the Rotunda or New Smoker 
from 11 to 1:30 and 5 to 7. 

Speaker — Dr. Goldberg, government professor at H-SC, 
on "The Nature of Political Parties and their Relationships 
to Presidential Elections. 

Thursday, Oct. 28 
Speaker — Dr. Sullivan, associate professor of Speech 
Communications at UVA, on "Political Speeches and Double 
Talk" 



Friday, Oct. 29 
Movie — "The Candidate" Jeffers 



25c 



All events start at 8:00 p.m. and take place in the Gold 
Room, with the exception on Friday's movie. 



Cousteau fihn "The Unsinkable 
Sea Otter" will be shown. There 
is no admission fee. 

The lively and vivacious sea 
otter, once considered extinct but 
now making an amazing 
reappearance on the coast of 
California, is once again in 
danger of extinction, and once 
again the danger is man. The sea 
otter, as we learned from the 
underwater scientist Jacques 
Cousteau in his television special, 
"The Unsinkable Sea Otter," is 
making a comeback in the middle 
of one of California's most 
popular boating centers. 
Naturalists who are studying the 
animal fear that he may be lost 
as a result of being run down by 
motor boats and their lethal 
spinning propellers. Probably the 
most intelligent of all sea 
manmials, Cousteau and his 
divers shot never-before 
witnessed scenes of otters using 
rocks as tools while floating on 



their backs, and smashing sea 
urchins to bits that lie on their 
bellies. They will then use their 
bellies as tables for fellow otters 
to eat from. Unlike the whale and 
walrus, otters have no thick skin 
but have a luxurious fur to keep 
them warm while in cold water. 
To keep up body functions, the 
sea otter must consume 15-20 lbs. 
of food per day. Captain Cousteau 
and his crew have once again 
captured the unexplored in 
exciting sequences that could 
only be observed by the 
instinctive lens of this great 
oceanographer in "The 
Unsinkable Sea ater." 

Friday afternoon at 4:00 in 
Jeffers, another Cousteau fiUn 
will be presented, "Lagoon of 
Lost Ships." In the never-before 
filmed sequences of the Jacques 
Cousteau special, "Lagoon of 
Lost Ships," we plunge 
downward to 50 sunken Japanese 
naval vessels unseen and 



untouched by man for a quarter 
of a century. The vessels lie in 300 
feet of water on the bottom of 
Truk lagoon— the victim of U.S. 
Navy dive bombers during a 
World War II raid on the former 
Japanese Naval fortress. Ciiptain 
Cousteau and his divers found the 
ship's guns still pointing 
skyward, attesting to the fighting 
in progress while the .ships were 
sinking. In the startling 
sequences, Cousteau's cameras 
probe the dark interiors of the 
ships, entering through huge 
torpedo holes in their sides. 
There, virtually intact, they find 
blankets still folded, items of 
clothing, gas masks and eating 
utensils, along with other 
artifacts of war. Oddly, marine 
life has adopted the entire ship as 
a haven. Coral growth abounds 
colorfully everywhere^ exquisite 
reminders of how the sea can 
transform the "folly of man" into 
grotesque beauty 25 years later. 







Pafie2 



THF*: ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 19, 1976 



A New 
Beginning 



Legislative Board this week voted on proposals to 
reconstruct Publications Board. For several years 
now, this committee has basically existed in name 
only. A definite problem has been the lack of a tangible 
purpose coupled with the lack of a cooperative effort 
by the membership in establishing any goals. One of 
the best things to happen to Publications Board has 
been its rc-cvaluution byLegislative Board. Impartial 
students scrutini7.ed its workings and objectively made 
suggestions for revamping it. 

The purpose of Publications Board is to promote 
interest in the three publications, to bring them closer 
together, to make recommendations of editors and 
business managers, to be open to complaints and 
suggestions, and to serve as a liaison between the 
|)ublicati()ns andLegislative Board. The last purpose is 
')n(' of the most important. It has seemed that 
Publications Board has almost been a separate entity 
with no one aware of its reason for existence. As a 
liaison, Legislative Board members and the student 
l)(){ly as a whole can become more aware of the 
woikings of the publications and can give better input 
to them. Publications are presented to, by, and for the 
students There is not a select staff — all who want to 
("X|)r(vss themselves can. and there is no excuse for any 
( ritif ism that the feelings of the student body are not 
I cptcscnted. 

With the approval of the Publications Board 
i(( oninieiulations. there will be a representative from 
c.ich (lass as a member-at-large. One of these will be 
.ippouitcd chairman, and of the three remaining, each 
u'll l)t(()m(' an ex-officio member of one of the 
pii'^iK ;iii(»ns. This totally new concept will give each 
('(iiitii .1 listening ear when problems arise, and an 
(il)|('( ii\ (' viewpoint tor ideas and policies. They will 
also l)c ahk' to estimate student responses to questions 
asked (II to new ideas submitted. Instead of the 
individual advisors of the publications serving on the 
board, ihere will be only one advisor appointed by 
legislative board. This will eliminate any possibilities 
ot picssure on the members to approve or disapprove 
various ideas. It almost defeats the purpose of a 
student (onimittee to have a sizeable percentage of 
lac ulty or administration in its membership. 

The suggestion to report to Legislative Board the 
attendance and outcome of each meeting will ensure 
an active organization rather than a stagnant one. 
With set purposes and a reorganizing of the 
membership to include only those with primary 
interest in the workings of the publications, perhaps 
Publications Board will become an active liaison 
between the publication, Legislative Board, and the 
students. Thank you is in order to the ad hoc committee 
who compiled the recommendations, for they gave a 
committee of little purpose something to organize 
itself for. Now it is up to the Publications Board itself to 
make these suggestions work. 



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ISCONFUM 





wn«wciMyN«ws/0» 



Busy Voting Monday Night 
At Legislative Board Meeting 



It was a busy voting night for 
Legislative Board, October 11, at 
its meeting in the Commons 
Room. Emily Burgwyn presented 
five proposals from the Ad Hoc 
Committee on Legislative Board 
Committee Evaluation. Two 
proposals were accepted 
unanimously by the Legislative 
Board members present. The 
first proposal dealt with 
attendance policy for Legislative 
Board members. Starting 
October 18, Legislative Board 
members will be allowed on 
unexcused and two excused 
absences per semester. More 



than the allowed absences will 
result in expulsion from the 
board. All excuses must be 
submitted in writing to the 
Legislative Board chairman, 
prior to the meeting. The second 
proposal dealt with the grade 
point average of Legislative 
Board committee members. 
While a 2.00 G.P.A. is not 
required, no student on 
Academic Probation will be 
allowed to serve on a Legislative 
Board conmiittee. 
Organization Evaluation, Help- 
Out and Academic Policies 
Committees still do not have 



a^THE ROTUNDA ..^^. 




Established 1920 wp 

staff 



EDITOR 

Ellen Cassada 



BUSINESS MANAGER 

Sally Graham 
SPORTS EDITOR 

Debbie Northern 

HEADLINES 

Maureen Hanley 
Anne Carter Stephens 

CIRCULATION 

Lexie McVey 



ADVERTISING 

Betty Vaughan 
Debbie Campbell 

TYPISTS 

Wanda Blount 
Margaret Hammersley 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Dee Clemmer 

Lori Felland 

George Bennett 

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enough names on the sign-up 
sheets. Legislative Board 
members were reminded to ask 
students about serving on these 
committees. 

Cheryl Bailey and Susan 
Henley were approved to be 
reconmiended to Dean Wells for 
the Founder's Day Committee. 
Legislative Board also voted to 
give Mary Ann Gresham the 
names of people who signed up 
for Swap Shop Committee. 

Oktoberfest preparations 
caused several representatives to 
be absent. Rennie Bruno, Linda 
Crovatt, Rosalind Crenshaw, Dee 
Donnally, Rebecca Gee, (all 
excused)^ Linda Brinson and 
Bobby Thomas were absent. 
Mary Bruce Hazelgrove was 
there, however, and she gave a 
progress report on the 
Legislative Board Oktoberfest 
booth. 

Susann Smith talked about 
plans for the project being 
planned by Legislative Board to 
raise money for a donation to the 
Herbert R. Blackwell 
Scholarship. 

The October 25 meeting of 
legislative Board will be in 
French Parlor. 

Letter to the Editor : 
An Open Letter 

Dear Editor, 

This is an open letter to the 
student body, ANYBODY and 
EVERYBODY-are you 
listening?! I am formally and 
cordially inviting anyone up to 
the kitchen on sixth floor Curry. 

In the kitchen you will find a 
refrigerator, and you will 
probably find a bag labeled 62L 
In the bag you MAY find food— a 
little bit of this and a little bit of 
that. As it seems that everyone on 
the hall takes advantage of the 
bag's contents, I see no reason 
why all should not be entitled to 
partake of the feast. 

Should you find that the bag is 
in any way closed— with masking 
tape, staples, or the like— please 
feel free to remove any obstacle 
which hinders your access to the 
contents. Enjoy yourselves! 

Many thanks, 

Margaret Hammersley 

Susan Waxmunskl 



Next Production For Longwood 
Players To Be 'The Glass Menagerie' 



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THE ROTUNDA. 



Tuesday, October 19. 1976 



By IRISH HOWLAND 

Yes, the Longwood Players are 
already at it again. Try-outs were 
held last week for the upcoming 
production of Tennessee 
Williams' American classic 
THE GLASS MENAGERIE- 
resulting in a dynamic cast of 
upperclassmen. The leading 
female role, Amanda Wingfield, 
will be carried by Longwood 
junior, Patti Carr, who will be 
making her acting debut on 
Jarman Stage. A character 
analysis from Williams' original 
script states that Amanda is "a 
little woman of great but 
confused vitality clinging 
frantically to another time and 

place There is much to 

admire in Amanda, and as much 
to love and pity as there is to 
laugh at. Certainly she has 
endurance and a kind of heroism, 
and though her foolishness makes 



her unwittingly cruel at times, 
there is tenderness in her slight 
person." 

Laura Wingfield, Amanda's 
daughter, will be presented by 
Longwood sophomore Bene 
Blake. Bene will also be making 
her acting debut on Jarman's 
Main Stage, although she has 
been seen in several one-acts, 
including Jacqui Singleton's one- 
act musical, "Michael and 
Cheeta." Bene's character, 
Laura, is said by the playwright 
to be "like a piece of her own 
glass collection, too exquisitely 
fragile to remove from the 
shelf." 

Glenn Leftwich, a Longwood 
sophomore transfer student from 
VCU, will present Williams' 
classic fire-escape character, 
Tom. Also the narrator of the 
play, Tom is "a poet with a job in 
a warehouse. His nature is not 



Muriel Bach Re-creates 
Boat Rocking Women 



ByJOLEILI 

Professional, warm and 
humorous performer Muriel 
Bach dominated the stage 
Tuesday night, October 12th, as 
the Student Union sponsored a 
unique 50 minute presentation 
entitled "Lady You're Rocking 
the Boat!" 

Held in the Gold Room the 
brilliant costume changes and 
displays alone were well worth 
the low admission fee. Building 
her entire monologue around the 
stark setting of a chair 2 tables 
and wire clothes screen housing 
her costumes, Ms. Bach soley 
created the realistic, believable 
existance of numerous 
characters as she spanned a 200 
year time period. 

Abigail Adams, the wife of the 
second president of the United 
States and mother of the sixth, 
was the first woman to appear 
stage left via front steps, to make 
known her feminist 1776 views. 
Barbed in a white "pretty 
nightcap" and flowing thick 
chestnut hair, "Abigail" irratley 
voiced her discontent with the 
Declaration of Independence and 
the fact that "Live, Liberty, and 
the pursuit of happiness pertains 
to the wives too! " Not too subtely 
dominating Adams, Abigail 
exclaimed how "All men would 
be tyrants if they could!" 

The close of this set revealed 
the key to Ms. Bach's ability to 
provide a non-stop, flowing 
rhythm to her performance, as a 
long black gown worn during her 
transitional narrations also 
served as the undergarment for 
each costume change. Thus, with 
the disappearance of Abigail, Ms. 
Bach on stage, but behind the 
clothes hanger and continuously 
narrating became Catherine 
Greene, widow and owner of a 
debt ridden southern plan- 
tation. A pink cheek, hoop 
wired skirt, tight pink ribboned 
bodice with flowing white 
sleeves, and wide brimmed pink 
hat clothed this determined 1792 
woman. Speaking to her 
"imaginary" boarder, Yale 
graduate Eli Whitney, Catherine 
revealed how it was actually her 
effective advice which developed 
the cotton gin, one of the most 
economically influential 
inventions of all time. 

Then, graduating to the 1840's, 
the gray haired, spectacled, 
black and gray "satln-ed" Lydia 
Pinkham strutted on stage to 



promote her vegetable 
compound. Bound within the 
energies of this one female were 
exposed the components of 
inventor, healer, humourist, and 
a ground breaker who believed 
thoroughly in "night air, daily 
baths, and roughage for the 
female body!" Inspired the 
notorious Ms. Pinkham, 
believing that "The health of 
women is the hope of the race!" 
decided to "write a book, about 
everjrthing I know about the facts 
of life! and... it will even have 
illustrations of the female pelvis 
and all that's in it!" In this act, 
Ms. Bach illustrated the 
evolution of the first sexually 
oriented manual "The facts of 
life Treatise." 

Changing the comedy pace, the 
seriously dramatic Eliza Young, 
the 27th wife of Norman Leader 
and active polygamist 
Brigham Young, pleaded hercase 
for a divorce and freedom from 
possession. A heavy crimson 
colored, crushed velvet gown, 
with embroidered blue cuffs and 
a ruffled bottom skirt clothed 
Eliza, who "could not abide by 
the other M wives!" eventually 
helped outlaw polygamy in the 
U.S. by giving hundreds of public 
speeches cross country. 

The "Literary tease" Gertrude 
Stein also made a stage 
appearance for the Lankford 
audience in the post depression 
1930's. Ms. Bach proved this 
character at a lecture, when upon 
answering questions, explained 
her famous line "the meaning of 
a rose is a rose is arose!" Bold, 
witty and lightening quick, 
heavy set, grasdng Ms. Stein 
ended her questioner's barrage 
with a final "why don't I write the 
way I talk? Why don't you read 
the way I write!" 

A naturally fitting end to the 
program found 77 year old 
Eleanor Roosevelt who "loved to 
knit but hated to sit," attired in a 
silver L'ame patterned gown 
center stage, celebrating her 
final New Year's party in 1961. In 
this portrayal, Ms. Bach superbly 
reproduced a likeness amazing 
not only in physical structure but 
especially in the characteristic 
"don't treat me like an old lady ! " 
Eleanor's gruffness 
discussing politics, people, 
discrimination, and feelings, 
Eleanor closed the set of "Boat 
Rocking Women," with a toast to 
family, friends, and of course, the 
United Stotes. 



remorseless, but to escape from a 
trap he has to act without pity." 

Jim O'Conner, the gentleman 
caller, and also the most real 
character within the play, will be 
portrayed by Longwood 
sophomore, Alan Boone. 
Although the gentleman caller's 
role may seem insignificant, his 
appearance in the second act 
makes the pUght of Amanda, 
Tom and Laura most evidently a 
grave sense of isolation. 

The production, which will 
open November 10th and run 
through November 13th, is under 
the direction of Dr. Patton 
Lockwood, assisted by Longwood 
junior, Lee Murray. Theme 
music for the production of THE 
GLASS MENAGERIE has been 
created and will be performed 
live each evening by Jacqui 
Singleton. The set and lighting 
have been designed by Ben 
Emerson, both of which provide 
the mood for the play, set in the 
1930's. Complimenting the set, 
lights and actors will be the 
costumes, designed by Trish 
Howland. 

Heading the backstage crews 
will be Brenda Ragsdale, stage 
manager; Meryl Phelps, set; 
Trish Howland, lights; Cassie 
Dearing, props; Mary Isemann, 
sound; Anne Saunders, make-up; 
Caryn Beausoleil, costumes; and 
Trisha WilUams, house. 

This upcoming production of 
WilUams' THE GLASS MENA- 
GERIE promises to be one of the 
most spectacular theatrical 
events that the Longwood 
audiences have seen in quite 
some time. Opening night is 
merely three weeks away, so be 
sure to make time to witness the 
Players next "creation of the 
theatre." 






A scene from upcoming Longwood Players Production of "The 
Glass Menagerie." From left to right are: Alan Boone, Patti Carr, 
Glenn Leftwich, and Bene Blake. 

Wild West Show Presented 
In S-UN Coffeehouse 



By 

MARGARET HAMMERSLEY 

From the rolling hills of 
Virginia's heartland come Jim 
Childress, and Steve Waldhom, 
better known as the Wild West 
Show. Jim and Steve from 
Scottsville, were the attraction of 
the Student-Union's second 
coffeehouse last Thursday, 
Friday and Saturday. 

Jim and Steve originally met 
each other at an old-time music 
festival. Prior to the formation of 
the Wild West Show, Jim and 
Steve played with the Hankie 
Mountain Express, a blue grass 
band out of Stanton. They also 
played with the Monticello Dairy 



LC Democrats Enthusiastic 
About Election Campaign 



By LISA SMITH 

The Democratic College Club 
of Longwood College was off to a 
late start this year, however the 



as Carol pointed out, Carter's 
platform could differ from other 
Democrats such as the Virginia 
Democrats. This club is affliated 
with Carter's campaign. Carter 



delay has not dampened the high favors a regulation of hand guns 

hopes of its members. According as well as a waiting period on 

to Carol Henry, chairman of the allowing people who have been 

club, the college Democrats are convicted of a crime to register 



"working to get Carter elected. 

Carol and Dr. Stuart met with 
the Central Democratic 
Committee last week in an effort 
to discuss the election plans and 



another gun. A cut down on the 
number of systems in our 
government is also in Carter's 
plan. 
The club is planning to continue 



to make arrangements to work with building a strong club even 



together in the community for the 
campaign and elections. The 
College Democratics will be 
helping with the polls and making 
phone calls to area Democrats. 
Generally speaking the 
Democratic Party favors even 
distribution of power. However, 



after the elections. For the 
moment however, plans are 
being made to set up a booth of 
Carter material in the New 
Smoker this week where 
absentee ballot registrations will 
be available. Deadline for these 
ballots to be sent in are on Oct. 28. 



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Rhythm Aces. The repetition in 
blue grass was unsatisfactory to 
them so they split with the bands 
and got into old-time music. 

The Wild West Show originated 
approximately two years ago. 
Since then they have been singing 
and traveling together. They 
adopted the name of Wild West 
Show because at the time they 
were performing primarily 
western swing material. I.ast 
spring Mike Kott joined the 
group. 

Jim plays the guitar, Steve the 
fiddle, and Mike the cello. Their 
music includes old-time 
Appalachian Mountain music, 
western swing and ragtime. 

Performing is the group's sole 
occupation. Jim conunented, "I 
like to play all the time, and 
playing all the time is the only 
way to sing all the time and not 
have to keep down a job." 

Old-time music is the native 
music of the area in which the 
group lives. Steve conunented, "I 
moved to Virginia and did some 
school work, but something was 
missing." It was then that he got 
into the native people, their ways 
of life, and consequently their 
music. He refers to old-time 
Appalachian Mountain music as 
"good-time music." It is "a 
statement of a life style," and 
"relays attitudes." 

With his interest in old-time 
music, Steve learned to play the 
fiddle. He described the fiddle as 
being basic to traditional 
American music. 

Jim added that he likes the 
Ughtheartedness of the music 
they perform. 

The group is readying for, and 
looking forward to a New 
England tour. They feel that 
there will be fewer barriers to 
their music in New England. 
Steven explained that within this 
area too many people get the 
impression that their music is 
hillbilly, and turn away from it. 

Jim and Steve enjoy 
coffeehouse performances, and 
they like contact with their 
audience. They are ambitious to 
perform a large scale concert, 
and are contemplating releasing 
a recording, yet there are no 
available dates. 

It was obvious during their 
performance that the guys were 
genuinely enjoying themselves. 
Vocally and instrumentally, the 
two produced terrific, mellow 
sounds. Their music captured a 
folk spirit, and generated a 
warm, down-home feeling. 



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Green And White Skit 



Oktoberfest 1 



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76; A Success 



Tuesday, October 19, 1976 



Red And White Skit 



ALL WHO PARTICPATED IN OKTOBERFEST WERE WINNERS IN THEIR 
OWN WAY. HERE ARE THE RESULTS OF THE COMPETITION. 

Booths: 

In the food category, Wesley was judeged first, and the Foreign I.,anguage Club 
was second. For entertainment, first place went to Alpha Psi and second to Alpha 
Phi. Tri Beta won the miscellaneous category, and the Home Ec. Club was second. 
Each first place winner will receive a $10 prize, and the second place winner will 
receive $5. 
Color Rush: 

The Reds received 10 points for winning color rush, and the greens received 5 
points toward total competition scores. 
Skits: 

For the Greens skit, "The Oktoberfest Way; Uniting Us to a Better Day ! " points 
were allotted as follows: Costumes, 17; Music, 20; Set, 16; Staging, 17; Script. 
20; Total points, 90. 

For the Reds Skit, "How About You," points were given in this manner: 
Costumes, 16; Music, 17; Set, 17; Staging, 13; Script, 12; Total points, 75. 

In the total competition, points were distributed as follows: 
Color Rush, Reds, 10 and Greens, 5 
Booths: Red, 10 and Greens, 5 
Skits: Reds, 75 and Greens, 90 

Total: Reds, 95 and Greens, 100 





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THK ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 19, 1976 




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Dr. Francis ^lacrina Of MCV 
Scheduled To Sprak Monday 



Dr. Francis Ix)uis Macrina, of 
the Department of Microbiology, 
Medical College of Virginia, will 
speak at Ix)ngwood College next 
week on the topic, "Recent 
Advances and Controversies in 
Genetic Engineering." 

The public is cordially invited 
to hear Dr. Macrina on Monday 
evening, October 25, at 7 o'clock 
in Jeffers Auditorium. The 
lecture is sponsored by 
Ix)ngwood's Beta Beta Beta 
Biological Society. 

Dr. Macrina also noias a 
faculty position in the depart- 
ment of Endondontics, MCV's 
School of Dentistry. A native of 
New York, he received his 
undergraduate degree from 
Cornell University and the Ph.D. 
from Syracuse University. 

Before joining the MCV faculty 
in 1974, Dr. Macrina served as 
clinical microbiologist for 
several New York hospitals and 
as a laboratory instructor in 
microbial and molecular genetics 
and infectious diseases and 
immunology at the University of 



Alabama Medical School. 

Since 1974, Dr. Macrina has 
received research grants from 
the National Cystic Fibrosis 
Research Foundation, National 
Institutes of Health, Institute of 
Dental Research, the Upjohn 
Company of Kalamazoo, 
Michigan, and the A. D. Williams 
Fund of Richmond. 

His professional memberships 
include the American Society for 
Microbiology, Genetics Society of 
America, Sigma Xi, and the 
International Association for 
Dental Research (VCU Chapter). 



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Schedule of Music Events 



Departmental Recital 

Tues., Oct. 19 -1:00 p.m. 

Molnar Recital Hall 



Fall Choral Concert 

''Music of the Church'' 

Sunday, Oct. 24, 1976 

4:00 p.m. 

Farmville United Methodist Church 



Voice Master Class-Recital 

Thurs.-Fri.-Nov. 4-5, 1976 

Molnar Recital Hall 



Student Recital 

Penny Trice, soprano 

Thurs., Nov. 11-8:00 p.m. 

Molnar Recital Hall 



Student Recital 

Shelby Shelton, Horn 

Sun., Nov. 7-4:00 p.m. 

Molnar Recital Hall 



Student Recital 

Susan Mashbum, soprano 

Sun., Nov. 14- 4:00 p.m. 

Molnar Recital Hall 



Traditional Paint 
Battle Held 

By KAREN SHELTON 

Dear Mom, 

You will never believe what 
happened here tonight. At about 
10 o'clock I was in my room 
pretending to study, and I heard a 
lot of conmiotion out front. Of 
course, I went to see what was 
going on, and I could not believe 
what I saw. There were girls and 
guys, all freshmen, in the front of 
Main Cunningham dressed in 
their oldest clothes. Many even 
had plastic bags and bathing caps 
on their heads. They were all 
screaming "Red and White! Red 
and White!" Finally, I realized 
what was going on. It was a pep 
rally for the traditional paint 
battle between the freshmen and 
sophomores. While the Baby 
Reds were having their rally in 
front of Main, the sophomores 
were also cheering on Wheeler 
Mall. In case you don't 
understand what I mean by paint 
battle, I'll try to explain it. Every 
year, a few days before 
Oktoberfest, the freshmen and 
sophomores have a paint fight. 
This year the freshmen are Reds, 
so all of the freshmen who wanted 
to participate went out and 
bought red water-based paint. 
The sophomore bought green. 
The object of the whole fight is to 
make the Reds gre«i and the 
Greens red. 

The battle took place on Wygal 
Mall at about 10:30. The Reds 
lined up on one side of the mall 
and the Greens on the other. 
After forming these "suicide" 
lines, each line charged their 
opponent. Everyone was 
throwing paint from trash cans, 
jugs, jars, and plastic bags. Some 
were even throwing paint filled 
ballons. I saw some water 
pistols, too! After everyone was 
totally drenched in red and green 
paint, a huge circle Was formed, 
and the Baby Reds were 
announced winners. 

It was really exciting just 
watching the battle. I can 
imagine how the participants 
felt! Maybe next year I'll have 
the nerve to fight! 



Residence 
Board Meets 



Dining Hall Committee Report: 

Notices announcing the Food 
Preference Survey, to be held in 
October, were passed out to be 
placed in each Residence Hall. 

Fire Wardens Report: 

The fire drills went fairly well. 
Anytime an alarm is pulled the 
Residence Hall President is to 
call the Chairman or Fire 
Warden of Residence Board. 

Old Business: 

The Penalties Committee is 
working on penalties and have 
heard from several different 
schools. They are making up a 
list of other colleges they want to 
write. 

New Business: 

1. Noise pollution signs were 
passed out to be placed in the 
Residence Halls. 

2. Floor president evaluation 
sheets were passed out to the 
Residence Hall presidents. 

3. Bicycles are not to be kept in 
suite corridors or individual 
rooms in the Residence Halls. 

4. Warnings, a campus, or 
suspension of open house 
privileges are the only penalties 
you can give during a Residence 
Hall Council Trial. 



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Volleyball Team 
Looking For 
A Comeback 

ByTERIDUNNIVANT 

Longwood's Varsity Volleyball 
team suffered its second defeat of 
the young season on Tuesday 
night, falling to Lynchburg 
College: 6-15, 9-15. However, the 
team played a good game, 
showing much improvement. 
Coach Carolyn Price stated that 
the teamwork was showing "only 
after two matches together." 

Losing several players from 
last year's team has left Mrs. 
Price with a young and 
inexperienced team. But she 
feels that once they get 
everything together, both teams 
will be among the teams to beat 
in Virginia. 

The JV team, coming back 
from last week's loss to EMC, 
pulled it together to beat 
Lynchburg: 15-11, 15-9. Again 
Mrs. Price named teamwork as 
the "key to victory." The JV's 
just wouldn't give up to those 
Lynchburg rallies. 

Mrs. Price noted much 
improvement in her players 
since tryouts, and continued 
improvement in their game play 
through some statistical 
analysis. The Varsity now holds 
an 0-2 record, the JV a 2-1 record 
for the season. This week, the 
Varsity travels to Roanoke 
(twice) and returns to Her on 
October 28th to meet Ferrum 
College and Liberty Baptist. 
Game time is 7:00, and your 
support is needed and greatly 
appreciated. So come out and 
watch the fastest game around! 



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Tuesday, October 19, 1976 







Way to go ! In an uprecedented match between Longwood men and 
Hampden-Sydney, our guys were snapped by the Crocodiles only once. 
The 1-0 score may have been a defeat, but to most it was a job well 
done! 



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By DIANNE HARWOOD 

A lot happened in the world of Ix)ngwood Colleno hoi'ke> this week, 
so I'll start right in with the minor details and then ^et to the meat of 
the story. First of all. those of you who are more observant m natiin- 
might have noticed that my work of art now has a name. The edittM- of 
this fine vehicle of communication suggests that sime I write in 
column form, I might as well have a name for it 

Secondly, two new faces will be carrying the blue and white ( olur^ 
— Chris Tolbert and Kathy Bique. These t;irls were asked to join ihe 
squad due to an increasing number of injuries; injuries that aie 
causing the girls to miss .several games. .So, i)est of iiuk to thelwc new 
kids on the block. 

Now for the core of it all. For the first time tins \ear. the I'lrh put 
it all together and defeated the Hichmond Club 3-/ Inner I'errx Vdii 
popped in all three LC goals. Themajorit> of Hiehmond ('liibl)eis uere 
ex-Ix)ngwood players, so the .stage was set for a grudge mat( h (ioaht 
Jane Grier did not make the trip, and center halfback .Scott i<' ( 'a|)ebart 
was recovering from a back injury. Little lA)we was whai Red in tin 
knee in the pre-game warm-up. .so in.stead of seeing reverse sIh kes 
and chuckholes. .she got the grand tour of St Mary's x i i\ kwmm 
Special Congrats go to players of the w(>ek Kiin l-'urlun' and |)el(bi< 
Kinzel. These freshmen were called up In replace the injured vaisii'. 
players and they did a fanta.stic job. They got th-' tt'rn [vs.ses ihrn md 
the flat passes flat; they are the players of the week and ilial is Hi.il 

Thursday found the girls traveling to the I'niversiu .■! \ ni.ini.i 
Although the game ended in a 2-2 tie, it was quite apparent thai I \ a 
held the upper hand. 1 hope the gn-ls rcali/e that liall tlie sensmi i^ 
over, and they cannot continue this "one game mh ;iiul (pnt fame nit 
The entire forward line has got to score. The defense ha>< iMt \<> hild 
and get those outlet passes out. Unless the\ lan pull them^ehe^ 
together, they are going to have trouble advancing 'mt ilieii wn 
division. Good luck, girls you m\'d it 

The JV's lo.st their first of the season l)> a sc(tie nf 1-0 It was a 
close game, but the baby blues were just a .smidget off form, and t' 
Va. was able to capitalize on it. V Va si'ored early in the first half and 
LC just couldn't put it together after that Tins gives the .l\ s i (i i 
record. 



The "Sally Custer Quip" this week is .shoit and sweet 
deserves a BIF after the V. Va. Game' Kiiough .said '" 



M\ lean: 



The play of the week comes in the form of a remeinbei when 
On the return trip from U. Va., a witty player ( aine up with the 
following: "Remember when the hockey team use In win om 
penetration time".'" Touch^, amigo. 



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Tuesday, October 19, 1976 



Survey Shows Longwood 
Students Not Apathetic 



By CINDY CUMMINS 

and DONNA HASKY 

The statement that young 
people are apathetic seems one 
that travels with the ages and 
ours is no exception. One may 
hear the phrase used often in the 
conversations of those who are 
not "young" and at times, by 
those who are. But, according to 
a recent survey conducted by the 
Rotunda, one group of young 
people, our Freshman class here 
at liOngwood, certainly proved 
un-apathetic in one area in 
particular and that was in voting 
in the recent Freshman class 
elections. 

The poll proved that an 
overwhelming majority of the 
class did participate with only 
about three in every twenty not 
voting. The general response 
given by those who didn't vote 
was that they felt that they did 
not know enough about the 
candidates to make a wise 
decision. Kelly Crowder of North 
Cunningham felt that there 
wasn't enough campaigning by 
those running for office and felt 
the campaign would have been 
improved by a kind of open 
platfonn where the candidates 
could have presented themselves 
and their views to the students 
personally. 

Those who had voted were 
asked what they would like to see 
accomolished by the Freshman 
class officers. These were some 
of the responses: 

Roberta Baker said, "I'd like to 
see our class unified by our 
officers, not just in our Freshman 
year but as we progress together 
through our years here at 
hjii^wood." 

Sharon Pleasant, "I'd like to 
see our officers promote 
friendliness and helpfullness." 

Cindy Byrd felt that it was most 
important right now that the 
officers, themselves, get 
organized and said,. .."each one 
( officer t should take on their own 
responsibility and do their best to 
accomplish their tasks." 

Karen Shelton said she feels 
that ifs important that the 
Freshman class gains a strength 
and independence of their own- 
that they should become involved 
m the workings of our school such 
as student Cov etc 



Kaye Hector said, "I'd like to 
see our officers help give our 
class a real sense of belonging 
here at I^onewood." 

Karen Peters said that she 
would like to see some activities 
that would keep the unity and 
spirit of the Freshman class 
strong, possibly a class dance. 

Betty Helton also said she 
would like to see a dance or 
carnival sponsored by the 
Freshman class. "It would also 
be nice if we could contribute 
something to the school as a 
class." 

Lynn Blake said that she felt 
"There are still so many people 
in our class that I haven't met— 
I'd like to see a class dance or 
some other activity to help us get 
to know more people." 

Getting rid of 8:00 classes was 
another suggested project for our 
officers. ..well, maybe when 
they're more experienced! 

In general, the promotion of 
unity, spirit and organization 
were the main interests that the 
Freshmen felt their officers 
should devote themselves to. If 
this poll is a good indication of 
what the Freshman class hopes 
to accomplish this year, the word 
"apathetic", may fade out of 
their vocabulary altogether. 
Wouldn't that be a project for us 
all to work on in the coming year? 
Keep that Red and White spirit 
strong! 

Alcohol Lecture 
To Be Held 

By SHERYLE SMITH 

The Dean of Students Office 
and Chi are offering an alcohol 
symposium on November 3 and 4. 
On Wednesday, November 3, 
there will be a lecture on the 
effects of alcoholic parents on 
students and recovery from 
alcoholism. This lecture will be 
held in the ABC rooms at 3 p.m. 
and 5:15 p.m. Also on the third in 
Bedford Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. 
there will be a speaker who is a 
recovered alcoholic. The 
psychological and physiological 
effects of alcohol will be 
discussed also. On November 4, 
the lecture will be peer pressure 
on alcoholics. This lecture will 
also be held in Bedford at 7:30. 
Everyone is invited to attend 
these lectures on alcohol. 



COLLEGE POETRY REVIEW 



The NATIONAL POETRY PRESS 



announces 



The closing date for the submission of manuscripts by College Students is 

November 5 

ANY STUDENT attending either junior or senior college is eligible to submit 
his verse. There is no limitation as to form or theme. Shorter works are pre- 
ferred because of space limitations. 

Each poem must be TYPED or PRINTED on a separate sheet, and must 
bear the NAME and HOME ADDRESS of the student, and the COLLEGE 
ADDRESS as well. 

MANUSCRIPTS should be sent to the OFFICE OF THE PRESS. 



NATIONAL POETRY PRESS 



Box 218 



Agoura,Ca. 91301 



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Dore Ashton, N.Y. Art History 
Professor, To Speak Thursday 



Ms. Dore Ashton, Professor of 
Art History at The Cooper Union, 
New York, will speak on 
"Aspects of Modernism" at 1 
p.m., October 21, in Bedford 
Auditorium, Longwood College. 
Her presentation here is under 
the auspices of the Visiting 
Scholar Program of the 
University Center in Virginia. 

Ms. Ashton, who received her 
B. A. degree from the University 
of Wisconsin and M.A. from 
Harvard University, served as 



Art Critic for The New York 
Times, 1955-1960, and Associate 
Editor of "Arts," 1951-1954. She is 
a monthly critic for Studio 
International, American 
correspondent for Opus 
International and XXieme 
Siecle. She is a frequent lecturer 
and broadcaster as well as 
curator for many exhibitions for 
the Museum of Modem Art, the 
American Federation of Arts, 
and individual museums in the 
United States and abroad. 



The many books published by 
Ms. Ashton include Modern 
American Sculpture, A Reading 
of Modem Art, Picasso on Art, 
The New York School: A Cultural 
Reckoning, A Joseph Cornell 
Album, and Yes, But . A 
Critical Biography of Philip 
Guston. 

The public is cordially invited 
to attend Ms. Ashton's lecture 
which is sponsored by the 
Department of Art at Longwood 
CoUege. 



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By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

You can help to feed hungry 
people around the world simply 
by rocking around the clock in 
rocking chairs! How? Just get a 
few friends or relatives to 
sponsor you in the CROP Rock-A- 
Thon, sponsored by the Wesley 
Foundation, on October 30. Then 
come to the Lankford Building, 
have a seat in your favorite 
rocking chair, and rock on! 

There will be 13 rocking chairs 
in front of Lankford (inside 
Lankford in case of rain or cold) 
from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on 
October 30. Students, and faculty 
from Longwood and Hampden 
Sydney, as well as Farmville 
community members and local 
high school students are urged to 
rock for CROP. Participants 
must be 16-years-old or older. 
"Rockers" in the Rock-A-Thon 
should rock at least an hour 
(preferably more) with friends 
pledging money for each hour 
rocked. 

All money raised through 
Rock-A-Thon pledges and 
donations will be given to CROP. 
What's CROP? CROP is the 
Conmiunity Hunger Appeal of 
Church Worid Service. CROP 
provides food for emergency 
relief and resources for self- 
development (such as seeds and 
farm tools) both here in the 
United States and abroad in 30 
nations overseas. 

Many students from both 
Ungwood and Hampden-Sydney 
are expected to turn out for the 
Rock-A-Thon. Several 
administration and faculty 
members will also be making 
contributions. A special added 
attraction during the event will 
be the arrival of all Head 
Residents from each of the 
dorms. They will all be rocking 
together for an hour. So even if 
you won't be able to rock on 
October 30, pledge some money 



to your Head Resident— she'll do 
it for you! 

At least 460 million people are 
on the verge of starvation. Be 
concerned enough to help these 
people. Either participate 
yourself or sponsor someone who 
is rocking in the CROP Rock-A- 
Thon, October 30. Betty Lewis is 
chairman of this event and 
George Baumgardner is 



coordinator for the Rock-A-Thon 
at Hampden-Sydney. Phone or 
visit the Wesley Foundation, 204 
High St. (across from French 
dorm) if you are interested or 
have questions Sign-up sheets for 
participants will be in the New 
Smoker and Wesley Foundation 
Student Center. Remember, 
world hunger is your problem, 
too. 




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Special Insert- Electing The President 



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LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1976 



NO. 8 



SAMPLE BALLOT 




U. S. Labor Party: 




Linden Harouche Pres. 


R. Wayne Evans V.P. 


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Republican Party: 




Gerald Ford Pres 


Robert Dole V.P. 




American Party: 




Thomas Jefferson, Tom Anderson Pres. 


Rufus Shackleford V.P. 




Democrat Party: 




Jimmy Carter Pres. 


Walter Mondale V.P. 




Socialist Workers Party: 




Peter Camejo Pres. 


Willie Mae Reid V.P. 




Libertarian Party: 




Roger L. MacBride Pres. 


David P. Bergland V.P. 





Longwood Students Plan To 
Operate F.M. Radio Station 



By SANDY HAGA 

Plans are under way for a 
college 10 watt educational F.M. 
radio station which would be 
operated by Longwood students. 
Four years ago several faculty 
and student members checked 
into the possibility of establishing 
a station, but their efforts did not 
succeed. Two years later another 
attempt was made, but it also 
failed. This year Dr. Patton 
Lockwood made a proposal to the 
Faculty Liaison Committee for 
the establishment of a station. 
Reasons for the proposal were 
that there is an increased interest 
in communications, personnel to 
the job, and pressure to act now 
because fewer frequencies are 
available. The committee 
composed of three members of 
the Board of Visitors has 
supported the proposal. 

Several sources of funding are 
under consideration. The station 
could be privately funded, 
supported by student activities 
fees funds, or become part of the 
college budget. However, before a 
station can be set up, the Federal 
Communications Commission 
must approve an application for a 
license to broadcast. The 
Virginia FCC office stated that 
applications will not be accepted 
until January 1. After the FCC 
receives the application, 
processing may take as much as 
six to eight months. 

The application consists of two 
parts. An engineering section, 
which deals with the technical 
aspects of a station, and the 
programming section, which 
involves presenting a program 
proposal which meets FCC 
requirements for this type of 



station. As an educational F.M. 
Station it must be educational 
and non-commercial. The station 
could be heard up to five or six 
miles from the antenna on 
Jarman Auditorium. 
Broadcasting could possibly start 
second semester, but will 
probably begin next summer or 
fall, if the application is 
approved. 

A college station would benefit 
students and would serve as a 
practical lab for different 
departments. Student activities 
and sports could be broadcast. A 
radio station would also serve as 
a means of contacting not only 
the college community, but the 
Farmville community as well. 
Eventually, the station might be 
able to get wire service news 
from the Associated or United 
Press. This would provide a 
broad coverage of national and 
world news as well as local and 
state news. 

Dr. Lockwood anticipates 
possible membership in the 
Intercollegiate Broadcasting 
Association if a station is 
established. It is expected that a 
broadcast group will be formed 
on campus and a survey taken to 
determine the listening 
preference of students. A series 
of shows run by students with 
varied interests, is being 
considered. This would enable 
the station to offer something 
that would appeal to the different 
tastes and interests of students. 
Speeches and concerts could also 
be broadcast. 

There will be a meeting soon of 
all students and faculty 
interested in working on 
progranuning and operation of a 
station. 



Longwood S-UN Sets Aside Oct. 25-29 
As Political Week For Coming Election 



By LISA SMITH 

In the interest of the student 
body, the S-UN of Longwood 
College has set aside this week to 
be Political Week. Speakers, 
debaters, and a mock election are 
set up for the remaining nights of 
this week. 

In the past years, the special 
event week planned by the S-UN, 
has usually centered around 
some topic that is non-academic. 
Last year was Freak Week, with 
a number of events dealing with 
ghost and goblins and 
superstition. 

According to LB. Dent, 
director of the S-UN, the 
organization would like to "get 
away from the image of light 
entertainment". Dent also stated 
that the aid of the S-UN is "to 
appeal to a broader range of 
students' needs". 

One of the immediate needs of 
college students is to be aware of 
current events. Political Week 
provides an excellent opportunity 
for students to talk to one another 
about the election and to become 
involved in a major election. 



This Political Week is aimed at 
presenting the issues of both 
parties without attempting to 
sway the observer one way or 
another. 

A debate between Virgil Goode 
and Marshall Coleman is 
scheduled for tonight. Goode is a 
member of the DemocraticParty 
while Coleman is a member of 
the Republican Party. Each 
debator will have a chance to his 
say, followed by a response to 
each others comment. The 
debators will than ask each other 
questions and respond 
accordingly. The program will 
conclude with questions from the 
floor. 

The mock election taking place 
on Wednesday, October 27, 
provides each student with a 
chance to vote for his-her choice. 
All students are urged to 
participate in the mock election. 
The results will be announced at 
the speech by Dr. Goldberg on 
Wednesday night. 

Two speeches on topics other 
than Democratic and Republican 
views have been included for the 
student's benefit. Dr. Goldberg, a 



government teacher at H-SC, will 
speak on "The Nature of Political 
Parties and their Relationships to 
Presidential Elections". 

Dr. Sullivan, associate 
professor of Speech 

Communications at UVA, will 
speak on "Political Speeches and 
Double Talk". His discussion will 
include ways politicians 
minipulate words and speech to 
sway an audience to his side. 

To end the week, the S-UN has 
provided a light event to take 
some of the serious edge off of the 
week. "The Candidate" is a 
popular movie that should be of 
interest to everyone. 

It is the hope of the S-UN that 
each student will take an active 
part in Political Week and 
perhaps become involved in a 
campaign at home or on the 
college campus. Talking with 
others and motivating each other 
to think about the leaders of this 
country should raise questions. 
This week is an excellent time to 
get answers and gain knowledge 
not only about the two main 
parties but about politics in 
general. 



Symposium On Alcohol 


Wednesday, November 3, 1976 




3:00 p.m. -5:15 p.m. 


ABC Rooms 


Introduction: 


Ms. Sally Custer 


3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. 


Effects of Alcoholic Parents Upon Students 

The Reverent Henry V. Langford 
Executive Secretary of Alcohol-Narcotics 
Education Council, Inc. of Virginia Churches 


3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 


Recovery from Alcoholism 

Dr. Marcia J. I.awton 
Director of Alcohol Education Program 
Rehabilitation Department — VCU 


4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. 


Discussion 

Mr. Norman I^eek 

Consultant for MCV Hospital 

Auxiliary of VCU 


7:30 p.m. 


Bedford Auditorium 


Introduction: 


Mr. George C. Stonikinis, Jr. 




Physiological and Psychological Effects of Alcohol: 


Thursday, November 4, 1976 


An Overview 

Mr. James R Bock 

Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center of 

Central Virginia 


1:00 p.m. 


Bedford Auditorium 


Introduction: 


Dr. Mary Cristo 




Peer Pressures and Alcohol 
Mr. Grant Shumway 
State Prevention Coordinator 




Longwood College 


sponsored by Dean of Students' Office and CHI 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 26, 1976 



The Editor's Opinion 

The upcoming election to select a national leader 
offers little choice to the voters. Of the two major 
candidates, neither has dazzled the country with 
his brilliance. It almost seems a shame not to have a 
"none of the above" box inserted on the ballot. But a 
decision must be made — who has the potential to do 
the better job? Both have lowered themselves to 
backstabbing, a common and expected practice but 
inexcusable all the same. Both have their faults: one 
agrees with any and everybody about everything, and 
one has done little to prove himself superior. Let's look 
at the two candidates . . . 

On one hand, there is Jimmy Carter — a governor, 
never a Congressman or Representative. His trade- 
mark has been his smile, whether displayed 
appropriately or at the most serious and inappropriate 
limes. Nominated with the Democratic platform, he 
has too often seemed to forget what his platform 
represents. He caters to the immediate audience, and 
agrees with whatever it proposes. When backed into a 
corner, he fudges ever so gracefully, exhibiting his 
"Carter hustle" and talking to the podium. His party 
platform supports gun control and limited abortion; 
during the last debate he hedged both issues. If elected, 
he promises a three per cent unemployment rate — 
after all, the lower the better, right? Wrong. Even the 
most basic student of Economics 202 knows that any 
figure under four per cent would result in rocketing 
inflation for the nation. Carter seems to forget that the 
four per cent figure includes students, people in 
between jobs, women on maternity leave, and those 
who do not want to work, as well as those who cannot 
find jobs. The promise of an openness with the 
American people concerning defense proposals sounds 
excellent on the surface. But, how many nations would 
appreciate a broadcast of US intentions concerning 
them, their allied nations, and their enemies? Foreign 
policy is a touch-and-go situation, and the entire 
population does not need to be consulted, nor is it 
knowledgeable enough to understand if it is told of 
upcoming decisions. 

On the other hand, there is Gerald Ford — the now 
President of the United States. He stepped in at a time 
when Watergate clogged everyone's thinking, when 
unemployment was in double figures, and when 
foreign relationships were poor. In his acceptance 
speech, he promised little and has lived up to this 
expectation. The past two years will not be 
remembered as eventful. However, Ford has brought 
us to a time of peace, hopefully with Watergate far 
behind, and he has considerably lowered the 
unemployment figure. People like him — he has good 
relationships with foreign leaders. One concept in his 
favor is that he reflects his party's stand. The 
Republican platform is against gun control and 
a')()rti()n, and is for more localized control over the 
educational system. During the last debate, Ford 
concretely stated that he was against restrictions on 
buying guns, because he felt it more important to 
instill longer lasting penalties on those abusing the 
laws rather than to restrict the average citizen. He is 
not a great judge of character — several of his 
appointments have failed to live up to his expectations. 
His own leadership abilities are far from dynamic. 
However, he stands firm in his beliefs and is not 
threatened by Congress to change his mind. He 
promises only what he believes he can accomplish, 
even if it is very little. Few other politicians have been 
this honest. 

On November 2, this nation will have to decide 
between two major candidates and several unknowns. 
The answer as to who will lead us for four years will not 
be known until then. The choices? Carter has his smile 
and constantly changing viewpoints and promises — 
but he offers something different from what we have 
now. Ford, already in the position and gaining in ease 
and familiarity with it and the nations, promises only 
what is realistic and does not try to be all things to all 
people. Each voter must decide for himself. 



FOR YOUR INFORMATION . . . 



An Interview With Dr. Willett 



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By ELLEN CASSADA 

Q. WHY IS SUCH A SMALL 
AMOUNT OF THE LONGWOOD 
FOUNDATION NON- 
RESTRICTIVE MONEY SET 
ASIDE FOR FACULTY 
RESEARCH PROJECTS? 

A. Well, actually this year 
there's nothing in there for 
faculty research projects, 
because we can fund faculty 
research projects out of state 
money, and so the decision was 
made when we moved up the 
number of eminent scholars 
positions. We asked the 
Foundation to give us that extra 
money to get the extra faculty 
positions. We went through the 
budget, and anything we could 
pay out of state funds, we're 
paying out of state funds, and 
anything there that you 
couldn't.. .had to stay with them. 
My own feeling is that this is 
something we continue to need to 
try to take a look at... It is done 
out of state funds and there is a 
faculty committee... 

Q- SO A FACULTY MEMBER 
THAT WANTED TO DO A TYPE 
OF RESEARCH PROJECT 
WOULD GO TO THIS 
COMMITTEE AND COULD BE 
AWARDED SOME STATE 
MONEY? 

A. Yes. Now I'm not saying that 
there still couldn't be some- 
thing out of the Foundation 
if there were something unusual 
or the like, and one of the reasons 
that I have a discretionary fund is 
to take care of emergencies of 
just something of this type that's 
just too good to pass up... The 
basic theory has been... for the 
Foundation to spend their 
moneys in areas where state 
moneys legally could not be 
spent. 



. Q —WHAT ARE THE 
GENERAL DISCRETIONARY 
POWERS GIVEN TO COLLEGE 
PRESIDENTS BY THE 
GOVERNOR? 

A. I don't have any given by the 
governor. They're all given by 
the Board of Visitors. In other 
words you are charged by the 
Board with the day to day 
administration of the institution. 
There are times that the board 
will sit down and very 
specifically say that you will do 
certain things and one Board 
may differ from another Board 
insofar as this is concerned. 
There is no one single listing 
anywhere. I have a job 
description in the faculty 
handbook that's approved by the 
Board and that probably comes 
closer than anything else that I 
could think of... as to where you 
could go to one place that says 
that these are your 
responsibilities, but as in any job 
description I don't think it's 
humanly possible in something a 
coupld of paragraphs long to sit 
down and talk about everything 
that you do but any authority 
that I have comes directly from 
the Board of Visitors. 

Q— ARE OTHER SCHOOLS 
DONE THE SAME WAY? 

A— Yes... 

Q— ARE OTHER 

ADMINISTRATORS GIVEN 
TYPES OF DISCRETIONARY 
POWERS BY THE BOARD OF 
VISITORS? 

A. Again all of the job 
descriptions... in the faculty 
handbook are approved by the 
Board. Therefore that job 
description would obviously 
carry with it some areas of 
discretion. Beyond that in the 



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case of staff members it may be a 
discretion that I would give them. 
In other words, it's something 
that I have authority over... 

. .Q- DO ANY OF THE OTHER 
ADMINISTRATORS HAVE A. 
TYPE OF DISCRETIONARY 
FUND OF THEIR OWN? 

A— No, most small colleges in 
Virginia usually only have one. I 
am not the only one who spends 
out of it. For instance, all the 
vice-presidents have standing 
authority to spend certain 
amounts out of it. Beyond that 
they have to get my 
approval... You have all of the 
vice-presidents and business 
manager all have the authority to 
within limits take funds. Now one 
thing about the discretionary 
fund you have to understand is 
tiiat although I control it on a day 
today basis, it is also under the 
control of the Board of Visitors, 
and the major single 
expenditures out of that could 
conceivably come directly for the 
* Board itself... 

. . Q- WHY ARE DECISIONS OF 
ORGANIZATIONS SUBJECT TO 
YOUR APPROVAL? 

A — Which ones do you mean? 

Q- FOR INSTANCE, 
ORGANIZATIONS WILL 
DECIDE SOMETHING AND 
THEN IT GOES TO 
LEGISLATIVE BOARD FOR 
APPROVAL, AND THEN TO 
YOU FOR FINAL APPROVAL? 

A— It depends on what the 
nature of it is. The vast majority 
of decisions that any board would 
make I might know about them 
only because they send me a copy 
of the minutes. Now in the area of 
policy where again the Board of 
Visitors has the ultimate 
authority and where I have been 
directed by the Board to review 
and- approve and recommend to 
the Board in those instances of 
major policy where they have to 
deal with it, then that is just one 
of the steps in the overall 
procedure leading to that... 

.0- WHY HAVE SOME OF 
THE ADMINISTRATION BEEN 
GIVEN FACULTY STATUS? 

A— I have a position paper 

in this... This is a policy of the 

state of Virginia. The governor is 

by legal action the chief 

personnel officer in Virginia and 

as such he has the authority to set 

personnel policy. He has 

established through an executive 

order a system whereby some 

categories of administrators 

have faculty rank. There is a 

published listing of those which 

comes from Richmond... This 

started... about 1963. It was in 

effect when I came to the college. 

At that time I think there might 

have been five or six categories 

but some of them were not 

broken down the way they are 

now... There are two fundamental 

reasons why, as I understand it; I 

think it was Governor Harrison 

that put it in at that time and 

every governor since then has 

seen fit to continue it. One was 

the concept that an institution is 

better served by an 

administrator who has an 

academic background, and you 

see an administrator cannot be 

appointed to this unless they 

meet the minimal qualifications 

for faculty at that 

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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 26. 1976 



institution.. .Secondly, the state 
has what you call a classified pay 
system which is extremely rigid. 
If you are serving your fifth year 
in a certain position, then you will 
get exactly that many dollars and 
no more, and they were finding 
that for your key positions that 
you could not attract and could 
not recruit on that basis. Now, 
there are no such limitations 
upon faculty salaries and 
therefore the governor felt that (I 
think the first reason was the 
most important reason). . .to put 
these certain categories in this 
way and you've got a degree of 
flexibility. . .The average for 
administrators can only be a 
certain percentage. . .The state of 
Virginia is not unique in this. 
There's been a national survey 
which showed that the majority 
of states in the United States 
follow a similar pattern. . . 

Q-WHAT DOES FACULTY 
STATUS INVOLVE? 

A — It gives us. . .the flexibility 
within pay. Other than that it 
gives you the same privileges of 
any member of the faculty, no 
more, no less. Beyond that I think 
it's the type of thing that's been 
misunderstood... through the 
years... 



Q— OF ALL THE PEOPLE 
THAT HAVE BEEN GIVEN 
FACULTY STATUS, DO MANY 
OF THEM TEACH MORE THAN 
ONE CLASS? 

A— Teaching again has nothing 
to do with this. Again, this is a 
misconception... 




"THANKSGIVING BREAK 
— Longwood bus will run from 
campus to Amtrak, 
Richmond, 12 noon, Fri., Nov. 
19, making connection at 
Richmond with 2:55- p.m. 
southbound train and with 4: 15 
p.m. northbound train to 
Alexandria, Baltimore, 
Philadelphia, Newark, and 
New York. Bus will meet train 
for returning students from 
the north at Richmond at 10: 15 
p.m., Sun., Nov. 28. It is 
recommended that students 
make going and return train 
reservations immediately due 
to heavy Thanksgiving travel 
by the general public. Contact 
Amtrak, Farmville, 3924572. 
Please contact Cheryl 
Temples at Student Union 
around Nov. 5 to arrange seat 
on bus." 

Thank you. 



An Appeal 

Dear Editor and members of 
Residence Board: 

This is in response to the article 
on page 6 of the October 19th 
issue of The Rotunda (in regard 
to housing bicycles in the 
Residence Halls). Currently the 
only facilities for the storage of 
bicycles are railings or bicycle 
racks outside the Residence 
Halls. To chain your bicycle 
outside is to leave it open to 
exposure to the elements. Anyone 
who has any knowledge and-or 
respect for bicycles and their 
mechanics knows that this is not 
the best environment for a 
bicycle. Rain in particular is very 
damaging to the gears and 
mechanisms on the bicycle. 
Another factor is dust and dirt- 
bad for the lubrication necessary 
to facilitate safe and smooth 
operation. And let's not forget 
about subjecting our bicycles to 
the dangerous hands of the many 
ignorant and incompetant 
humans wandering around this 
(ampus. 

I, for one, refuse to leave my 
bicycle open to this kind of abuse. 



Therefore, it is housed in my 
suite— behind the door, wliere it 
is not going to be in anyone's way, 
and consequently, is not going to 
be a fire hazard (no more than a 
clothes rack). A bicycle is in most 
cases an expensive piece of 
machinery— and demands and 
deserves care- and respect. Until 
such time as the college provides 
better housing for our bicycles, or 
is willing to reimburse me at the 
end of each year for damage done 
to mv bicycle due to leaving it 
outside, my bicycle shall 
remain in the safety and 
sanctuary of my suite. I'm sure I 
speak for many others on campus 
who own bicycles. Thank you. 
Melissa R. Crick 



A Thank-You 

Dear Student Union: 

I guess a lot of times after a 
group plays, 

The only correspondence lies 
between the management and the 
school thereafter... 

I'd like to personally give a 
belated-but-still-feelin-it-strong 
Thank-you 
for the hospitality-plus-plus 

You ALL showed us. 
I drove, away from Farmville 
with some real nice feelings for 
you guys, 

AND THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL 
ABOUT, AIN'T IT??? 

much warmth, 
Jerry Water Blue 



SAFC Contingency Fund- 
An Interview With LC President 



By ANNE SAUNDERS 

Q — Could you give us a 
general outline of the fund: its 
purposes, why it was formed, etc. 

A — Now let's make sure I 
know which fund you're talking 
about. 

Q — The Student Activities 
Fees Contingency Fund? 

A — You've got to have 
reserves in every fund at an 
institution and there are no really 
exceptions to it — there's got to 
be a back up for that rainy day 
when you didn't collect as much 
as you anticipated maybe that 
you would have. Now, we have 
some form of reserve for every 
fund over which we have ultimate 
control. The only exception to 
that of course is the general fund 
money from the state — they 
don't let you have a reserve 
there. At the end of the fiscal year 
everything that you don't spend 
has to go back to the state. But on 
all others that are either 
auxiliary enterprises or local 
funds we have reserves set up. 
Now some of them you can bring 
a number of funds together and 
have one general reserve rather 
than split them all up, but we felt 
that in the case of the student 
activities fees money that should 
be kept pure. . .and not be 
comingled. . .with any other 
funds, so it is set up totally and 
separately and distinct from any 
other reserve. 

Q — Do you have an exact 
figure? 

A - $16,055.64. 

Q — Has the Activities Fees 
Committee been given this 
figure? 

A - Yes. 

Q — Are there any plans to 
reduce the figure? 

A — My own feeling is that 
about $10,000 is sufficient to keep 
in reserve and therefore if there 
were projects that were deemed 
worthwhile and so forth, then I 
would not be opposed to receiving 
some suggestions from the fe^ 



committee. I think other 
organizations ought to have input 
into this. I don't think it ought to 
be sometiUng that just originates 
with the f6es committee, but it 
should go through them just as 
anything else would to make 
recommendations. . .It would 
seem to me that unless there 
were a real emergency that this 
would be the type of money that 
you don't supplement an 
operating budget with but you do 
to some special things, some one- 
time things that you haven't been 
able to do in the past. . .I'd like to 
see it put together too in a 
package instead of coming in 
piecemeal. I'd like to see some 
real thought go into it and come 
up with an overall package and 
say we need A, B, C, and D. . . 

Q — Do you have any examples 
of how this money was spent in 
the past? 

A — Basically there have been 
no expenditures out of this. This 
represents the lifetime 
accumulation of it. Now there are 
some exceptions to this. There 
have been some times. . .that we 
did not collect enough money 
from the student activities fees to 
make the budget so you had to do 
some supplementing. . . 

Q — How long has this fund 
been in existence? 

A — I don't know. I guess I've 
been here eight and a fraction 
years. . .It's certainly been this 
way about as long as I've been 
around. 

Q — Does the Student Activities 
Fees Committee have any direct 
control over this fund? 

A — From a legal standpoint of 
course, the fund, like all funds, 
are under control of the Board of 
Visitors, and I am delegated by 
them to exercise the actual 
authority over it. . .There was 
concern on the part of the Student 
Fees Conunittee. . .They were not 
getting an annual report as to 
how much was in this fund, and I 



felt that they should get it and I 
met with them last spring and 
promised them that henceforth 
that would be part of the 
reporting that was done to them 
and we've certainly lived up to 
that agreement. I certainly would 
be very reluctant, although I've 
got the legal authority to do it, to 
spend anything out of here 
without consultation with the 
Student Fees Conunittee. . . 

Q — Is the money in a savings 
account or a checking account? 

A — I. . .know it's not in a 
savings account. It would be a 
general, what they call an agency 
fund. . . 

Q — Does it collect hiterest? 

A — I really don't know the 
answer to it. I know this, that all 
of our reserve funds — the big 
reserve funds for the college — 
we are not by state policy allowed 
to make any interest on them. 
They accrue to the state. In other 
words, we have a total college 
reserve of 200 and some thousand 
dollars, and. . .that's kept in 
general accounts in Richmond, 
and we do not earn any interest 
on that. That's a state policy 
which is mandated by the 
legislature which we have no 
control over. . . 

Q — I was of the understanding 
that the money was hi a savings 
account, and that the interest was 
reverted back to the state. 

A — No, because in most of 
these things you can't put them in 
savings. Now we have some 
Foundation money in savings 
because you don't need it 
immediately. . .On any of the 
others I think it would be fairly 
safe to say that if you can 
accumulate interest you can keep 
it, but anything that is actually 
under the state in Richmond, I 
know we accumulate no interest 
on and they hang on to that. Now, 
whether there is any exception in 
what they call an agency fund, 
which is where this is, I don't 
know the answer to that. . . 




Mime Is A Popular Word 
In Advertising Circles 



Longwood Visiting Artist 
Series will present Keith Berger, 
America's most exciting 
performer of an ancient art, at 
Jarman Auditorium on Monday, 
Nov. 1, at 8:00 p.m. Keith is a 24- 
year-old mime who lives in New 
York City's SoHo district, and 
has become a new star of 
conunercials and advertising. 

Keith Berger first caught the 
attention of the public as a 
performer for the New York 
Parks Department on the streets 
of Manhattan. Some of his 
favorite performing spaces were 
around the pulitzer Fountain in 
front of the Plaza Hotel, on the 
lions in front of the New York 
Public Ubrary, and on sidewalks 
in front of the Museum of Modem 
Art, St. Thomas Church, and the 
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Once, on a SoHo street while 
"pulling" cars and "directing" 
traffic, Keith "built" a wall in 
front of a man's car, then opened 
a "door" so the car could go 
through. The man turned out to 
be a former executive of General 
Motors, and was so fascinated by 
Keith's ability to create illusions 
with cars, he told Keith to have 
his managers get in touch with 
the General Motors advertising 
agencies. 

Keith Berger has also worked 
for advertisers in media other 



than television. Each August The 
New York Times Magazine 
features back-to-school clothing 
articles with photographs. Keith 
was chosen as the feature in a 
colorful, seven-page spread on 
"Kid's Qothes." For several 
days he posed with ten small, 
very well-dressed children in 
Central Park, near the Museums 
and churches, and around the 
streets of New York. Within days 
he posed again for a Trevira 
(fabric) ad in the same Sunday 
magazine — this time with a 
beautiful female model. 

With all the words and all the 
music television has to offer, 
Keith Berger has created some of 
its most eloquent moments with 
silence. And for all the color 
available in print, this small, 
lithe mime, in black leoishrd and 
white face, often catches the 
attention first. 

Whether moving or still, Keith 
Berger expresses the emotions of 
joy, surprise, fear, and wonder. 
Whether Mechanical Man, <gorilla 
in a cage, or hard-shooting 
cowboy, Keith Berger has every 
eye on him. 

Tickets for Keith Berger's 
Jarman Auditorium 
performance are available 
through Public Relations, 
Longwood College, 392-9371. 
There is no admission charge. 



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Tuesday, October 26, 1976 



Wright Brothers Captivate Longwood 
In Recent Repeat Performance 



ByJOLEILI 

Monday, October 18, at 8:00 p.m., The Wright 
Brothers Overland Stage Company captivated their 
Jarman auditorium audience for a successful 
"return by request" 2 hour concert. 

The parting of the curtains opened the act with a 
dynamic instrumental rock-bluegrass melody and a 
vision of 5 duded-up men dressed complete with 
cowboy hats, and neat brown and black western 
suits, as framed against an effective old town 1890's 
backdrop. Referring often to their hometown of 
"P>ench Lick, Indiana. . .Control your5 elves now 
girls, you don't get out much do you! " narrator and 
lead guitarist Brother C, Thomas Wright mentioned 
his preference for the Ix)ngwood crowd "which was 
a stop we looked forward to!" The Band, after 
breaking into "How mountain girls can love" from 
the Cornfield Cowboys album, their second, showed 
a more relaxed and improved attitude toward their 
playing, being currently on a slower concert circuit 
than their last south eastern tour. Their next stop 
after I-ongwood was Emory and Henry and their 
performances will eventually find them situated in 
North Dakota. Other Cornfield Cowboy favorites 
included "Sweet Country Woman" and "Wild Wi- 
cked Women of the West" which exhibited some 
mean "pickin" pedal steel by the grim-tight lipped 
teaser Rex 0. Thomas. 

A new album, the "Third Phonograph Album," 
which was produced during a home stop this week, 
revealed now Wright Bros.' compositions such as 
one "written by a hometown person Bill Wilson " 
called "Time to Spend.'The band evolved beautiful 
harmonizing with images of "Time to spend . .so 
lets pur .some wine," followed by another rowdier 
Bill Wil.son tune "Its been a hell of a ride!" The 
in.spirational "Goodness Gracious. . .Great Balls of 



Fire!" proved a natural attempt for the band as 
Rex took off powerfully on lead guitar. The Wright 
Bros, closed the first set with a fast moving in- 
strumental in which percussionist Steven R. Walker 
contributed a "short but sweet" drum solo. 

Post intermission found the band warmed up and 
ready to introduce more new third album material. 
A quiet love song, "I love you. . .more than you will 
know," was followed by a Mandolin accompained 
tune, "Blue Mule" about folklore "which is just 
another word for stupid tales!" The Eagle's 
"Despirados," featuring John W. McDowell, II 
proceeded a Wright Bros, favorite, "Only time for 
love. . ., about love between a man, and a woman, 
and a spiritual love." 

Revealing what led them to become interested in 
country music initially, Brother Tom led the band 
into a Hank Williams melody, "Goodbye Joe, me 
gotta go. . .on the bayou!" The act closed with a 
Longwood, southern favorite, "Rocky Top," 
exhibiting some excellent doggers to be present in 
the Jarman audience, and a desire for "more good 
old country music" as the group returned for three 
encore sets. 

The first encore lent from the Wright Bros, their 
rendition of a Civil War medley "an era of 
reverence," in which a father is depicted saying 
Goodbye to his children the night before he leaves 
for the war. l^ed by John McDowell, "Dixie," 
"Glory, Glory Halleluia," and "Hush Little 
Children don't you cry," combined to form this 
serious, moving American Trilogy. 

The second encore, which "we don't take for 
granted anymore!" consisted of 3 Gospel songs 
"Because We Believe In Them!", From the Corn- 
field Cowboys Album, came the requested, "Gospel 
Singing Saturday Nights," the traditional "Travelin 
Shoes," and naturally "Praise the Lord. . .1 Saw the 
Light!" 





NEW ROTUNDA POLICY 
Beginning today, all articles submitted to 
THE ROTUNDA should be typed, with the inches 
counted. Every 35 words constitutes one column 
inch. Anyone wishing to join the staff is 
welcome. There are, however, several 
guidelines. Those students not contributing on a 
weekly basis must help with some aspect of lay- 
outs on Sunday nights. All articles must be 
submitted by noon on Fridays unless 
circumstances warrant otherwise. If there are 
any questions, contact the editor. 



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On October 28 at 1 p. m. Professor Jeffrey Hopkins 
(Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia) and 
the Venerable Ladhi Rinpoche (Abbot of the Dalai Lama's 
Collegiate Monastery and Visiting lecturer in Religious 
Studies, University of Virginia) will present a lecture on 
"Tibetan techniques for mind development" in the C Room of 
Lankford Building. 

This lecture will be "basic" in level and should be of interest 
to everyone, especially those interested in other ways of viewing 
the human mind, human psychology, and the nature of reality. 
Buddist psychology is very advanced and approaches the mind 
quite differently than western psychology does. There will be a 
question-answer period after the lecture. 




Pages 



The Rotunda. 



Tuesday, October 26, 1976 



Hey Longwood: There's An Election Soon 




" Do Yoi) THINK HE WAS ASAINST ABoBiiON?" 



ople> ; 

News? 

« Service 



Fund-Raising, Optimistic Feelings Part Of 
College Democratic Club Members 



The College Democrats, 
officially organized in late 
September, have been working 
hard to inform Longwood's 
students about the Democratic 
platform and their candidate. 
Last week there were tables set 
up in the New Smoker to better 
acquaint the students with 
Carter's stands and the beliefs of 
the Democratic party. The 
organization sent representatives 
to Williamsburg where they took 
part in a fund-raising function 
and met with other party 
members to discuss future plans. 
The organization is planning to 
continue to campaign just as 
diligently in the next week. 

Carol Henry, the chairman of 
the organization, expressed 
optimistic feelings about the 



organization and its future. Carol 
took part in organizing the group 
and has high hopes for the future 
activities. For example, after the 
election on November 2, she 
plans to start working on the 
Gubenatorial election. 

Carol is a staunch Democrat, 
brought up in a Democratic 
family. When considering this 
year's election she researched 
both parties and is convinced that 
the I>emocratic party and Jimmy 
Carter is \vhai the American 
people have been looking for. 

When asked which she felt was 
the deciding factor in voting, the 
candidate or the party, she 
answered both. She feels that 
Carter has gone to the people and 
is representative of the people 
and she agrees with the stands of 
both the party and the candidate 



on th6 major issues. Examples of 
these stands include the "tax 
incentive" which Carter proposes 
to encourage businesses to open 
up more jobs for the unemployed 
and to discourage the job lay-offs 
that might occur during a 
recessionary period. She also 
agrees with Carter's feelings on 
reorganization of the welfare 
program and his stand for a 
blanket pardon for the draft 
evaders. 

Carol also expressed optimistic 
views concerning a Democratic 
President and a Democratic 
Congress. "I think it'll be good. 
We'U have a President that will 
work with Congress. Ford can't 
work with Congress." 

When asked about the debates, 
Carol stated that, for those that 
are undecided, they were 



beneficial. She also stated that, in 
her opinion Carter faired much 
better in the final outlook of the 
debates. She feels that Carter 
was a much better speaker and 
appeared more sure of himself, 
especially in the second and third 
debates. 

For the next seven days the 
organization will be concerned 
with informing the students about 
absentee ballots and helping the 
Central Democratic party with 
the polls. The workers will 
attempt to sway the opinions of 
those who are still undecided and, 
on the day of the election, they 
will work on getting the 
democrats out to the polls. This 
includes calling those who have 
not voted and providing 
transportation for those who have 
none. 



Hard Campaigning^ Canvassing- Symbols 
Of College Republican Club Members 



The College Republican Qub 
has been campaigning hard since 
the beginning of school for both 
the college community and the 
town. In September; the club 
canvassed the campus to isee.how 
many students had registered to 
vote and to get input on the 
student's views toward the 
candidates. During the first part 
of October, they gave out 
information on absentee voting. 
This past week end they had two 
cars involved in the 100 car 
motorcade from Richmond to 
Williamsburg. They attended the 
rallies before and during the 
debates and finished off their trip 
back at Farmville by passing out 



literature in the local shopping 
centers. The club has also worked 
in conjunction with Washington 
and Lee University to canvas 
Farmville. 

Karen Kimbrough, chairman, 
feels that the RepubUcan party 
has more to offer the nation. 
When asked whether she is voting 
for the candidate of the platform, 
Ms. Kimbrough replied, "I favor 
the Republican platform over the 
Democratic platform and I think 
the whole history of American 
Politics has been a moderate 
form of government. That's what 
Ford represents to me. I don't 
agree with the Socialistic trend of 
the Democratic party because it 



has failed in England. I think that 
we need a new solution." 

Ms. Kimbrough also stated her 
views on the prospects of a 
Democratic President. "If 
President Ford loses, we will 
have a Democratic Congress and 
a Democratic President; this 
would destroy the check and 
balance. I'd like to see a 
Republican Congress but the 
Republican Party is the minority 
party." 

Concerning the Democratic 
platform, Ms. Kimbrough 
disagrees on several issues. "I 
believe that liberty lies on the 
local level and not on the national 
level. That's one of the platforms 



of the Democratic party. The 
Democrats are a very idealistic 
party but not very practical" Ms. 
Kimbrough admitted that 
she did not agree with all of the 
Republican platform however, 
she did feel that it was the 
stronger of the two. "I don't 
agree with the anti-abortion law 
and I am leaning toward th^ gun 
laws. I don't believe in' voting 
blind ticket. If the Democrats 
convinced me, I'd switch— but 
they haven't so far." 

The College Republican Qub 
plans to campaign hard during 
this last week. They have no 
plans for activities after the 
election. 



Debates And 
Campaigning 
Almost Over 

The third and final debate 
between Ford and Carter was 
held Friday night in 
Williamsburg, Va. The debate 
was nationally televised from Phi 
Beta Kappa Memorial Hall on the 
campus of William and Mary. 
While most Virginians were more 
excited with the fact that the 
debate was being held in the 
Commonwealth than the debate 
itself, some were interested in the 
outcome. 

While the two previous debates 
dealt with specific areas; 
domestic affairs and foreign 
affairs, respectively, the final 
debate did not limit the reporters 
to any specific subject. The 
questions were therefore varied 
and covered a wide spectrum of 
issues. 

Due to the nature of the 
questions, and the time element 
involved, the answers from both 
candidates tended to be evasive. 
Several questions concerned the 
economic recession. When asked 
about the halt in national 
recovery from the economic 
recession. Ford was quoted as 
saying that most economists feel 
that a one or two month pause is 
healthy. He continued that the 
United States was far ahead of 
any other free industrial nation in 
economic recovery. 

"...We are going to see 
unemployment going down, more 
jobs available, and the rate of 
inflation going down." 

Carter retorted, "With all due 
respect to President Ford, I think 
he ought to be ashamed of 
mentioning that statement, 
because we have the highest 
unemployment rate now than we 
had at any time between the 
Great Depression caused by 
Herbert Hoover and the time 
President Ford took office." 

When the candidates were 
questioned as to why their 
campaign tactics were leaning 
more toward personal attacks 
than potitical. Carter felt that 
Ford was responsible and Ford 
said that he was aware that such 
backstabbing had taken place but 
he did not intend to do it 
anymore. One question 
concerned the polls and Carters 
decline. Carter said that there 
were several reasons for his 
recent decline. After ten 
Republican conventions, the 
Republican party was re-united 
as was their vote. Carter also 
questioned the validity of such 
polls. He said that his main 
concern was the poll that will be 
taken on Nov. 2. Ford re.sp)onded 
that the people were picking up 
on Carter's inconsistencies. 

Concerning gun control, Carter 
favored limited registration, 
while Ford endorsed stronger 
punishment for gun-law 
violators. The Ford-Carter 
debates are the second in United 
States history to be nationally 
televised and the first involving a 
presidential incumbant. The 
winner of the debates will be 
announced on Novemlier 2. 



Watch the Change 

An obvious change in a wart 
or mole is a warning that ought 
to he heeded; it may not mean 
cancer, but only your physician 
can tell for sure, says tne Amer- 
ican Cancer Society. 



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Page 6 



The Rotunda, 



Tuesday, October 2B, 1976 



THE CANDIDATES : ARE THEY WG 



Personal Freedom, Inflation Control 
Makes Ford THE Choice 



By DR. JAMES HELMS 

Although President Ford 
proposed last year the highest 
spending levels in American 
history, Democrats in Congress 
have passed spending bills 
extravagantly higher than what 
the President recommended, 
thus threatening us with a new 
round of inflation worse than we 
have yet known. Only President 
Ford's vetoes have spared us the 
increased indebtedness and 
increased inflation. Mr. Carter 
has proposed spending programs 
which go even beyond what the 
Congressional Democrats have 
found acceptable thus far. 
President Ford understands that 
money alone is not the solution to 
some of the nation's problems. 
He also understands, as Mr. 
Carter does not, that inflation — 
an increase in prices — is the 
cruelest blow that can be inflicted 
on the nation's poor and elderly. 
Thus uncontrolled government 
spending is an issue of substance 
in this campaign. 

President Ford stands as 
protection for the workingman 
against compulsory unionization. 
Mr. Carter has promised to sign a 
bill ending right-to-work laws 
which will compell workers to 
either join unions or lose their 
jobs. Thus Mr. Carter has 
pledged himself to the largest 
special interest group in the 
country, while Mr. Ford has 
taken a rather courageous stand 
on behalf of the individual 
worker's rights. 
President Ford's foreign policy 



has brought peace to America as 
well as the highest prestige 
among nations we have enjoyed 
since World War II. No American 
soldier is being shot at and there 
is no draft. Only through military 
strength equal to our enemies can 
this continue. After spending 
much of his time in the second 
debate bewailing American 
weakness, Mr. Carter finally 
admitted that under President 
Ford, America is as strong as any 
nation on earth. His solution to 
keeping us strong is to cut the ■ 
defense budget. / 

By promising to withdraw ^^ 
troops from South Korea ajjffiiot 
to intervene if the ^itissians 
invade Yugoslavia, Mr/Carter is 
inviting aggres<ifbn while 
demonstrating hjs ineptness in 
foreign affairs. Mr. Ford's 
record, p^irticularly in the 
seemingly insoluble problems of 
the Middle East, has proven his 
capability. 

Mr. Ford made the hard 
decision in 1974 to reduce 
unemployment and inflation by 
providing industry with 
incentives to open more jobs; Mr. 
Carter's proposal is to put those 
who cannot find a job on the 
federal payroll. The Carter plan 
may buy votes at election time, 
but it creates no real jobs and 
increases the tax load on those 
who are working. Mr. Ford's plan 
works more slowly, but will 
create productive jobs year by 
year without the inflation and tax 
problems inherent in the Carter 
plan. This shows a willingness to 



think of America's long-range 
needs rather than thinking of 
what is politically advantageous. 

With two years of facing and 
solving difficult problems, Mr. 
Ford is a dependable known 
quantity. Mr. Carter has shifted 
sides so often as to confuse even 
some of his supporters. For 
instance, he said before the 
Massachusetts primary that he 
would never give federal aid to 
New York City, but when he 
reached New York City he 
promised full federal financial 
support. 

Mr. Carter and the Democratic 
platform have found busing to 
create racial balance quite 
acceptable. Although Mr. Ford 
and the Republicans have been as 
strongly opposed to racial 
segregation as the Democrats, 
they have supported the concept 
of permitting the individual to 
choose his or her school and 
making it possible for a student to 
attend the school closest to home. 

In summary, Mr. Carter's 
program calls for inflationary 
spending and increased c(mtrol 
over our lives through federal 
planning and compulsory 
unionization; Mr. Ford is 
working for control of inflaticm 
and increased non-government 
job opportunities while 
maintaining the maximum 
personal freedom of the 
individual. In foreign affairs, 
Mr. Ford represents proven 
experience as opposed to 
predictably dangerous 
inexperience. 




For \^ell- Wishers in WUlian 



to Press Flesh ol 



Unique Libertarian Party 




Parallels Itself With Whigs 



Libertarian Candidate 
Roger Mac Bride 

By PHILIP NOBILE 

Roger MacBride of 

Charlottesville is making an 
underpublicized, underfinanced, 
but extremely classy run for the 
White House. This former 
Vermont state legislator and co- 
creator of the TV series, "Little 
House on the Prairie," is the 
presidential candidate of the 
upstart Libertarian party. 

Q-WHERE DOES YOUR 
PARTY CONFLICT WITH 
OTHER CONSERVATIVE 
PARTIES? AREN'T YOU AIX 
FOR LESS GOVERNMENT 
AND MORE FREEDOM? 

A— We are not conservatives 
any more than Thomas Jefferson 
was conservative. We believe 
strongly in the principle that 
everyone's life and body belong 



to himself as long as he is 
peaceful. We believe in less 
government across the board. 
For example, we are opposed to 
moral legislation as well as an 
interventionist foreign policy. 
These Libertarian positions 
would be anathema to Lester 
Maddox or any other 
conservative. 

Q-NOT TO MENTION YOUR 
PRINCIPAL OPPONENTS, 
FORD AND CARTER. 

A— The debate between Ford 
and Carter only turns on the 
extent of government control over 
our lives and not on whether the 
government has this sacred 
right. 

Q- ACCORDING TO 
LIBERTARIAN PHI1X)S0PHY, 
THE ONLY ETHICAL BASIS 
FOR GOVERNMENT IS TO 
PROVIDE DEFENSE AGAINST 
VIOLENCE. WHY IS IT MORE 
ETHICAL NOT TO HAVE 
WELFARE FOR PEOPLE WHO 
CANNOT SUPPORT 
THEMSELVES? 

A-^ocial welfare programs 
are supported by politicians who 
take by force property that has 
been peacefully earned and 
given to their choice of 
recipients. I do not consider that 
humane or benevolent. It's 
odious. 

That doesn't mean that if I 
were elected president I would 
jerk these programs out from 
under those who rely on them 
now. 



Q-THEN EXACTLY WHAT 
DOES YOUR PLATFORM 
MEAN WHEN IT CALLS FOR 
THE ABOUTION OF MOST 
SOCIAL PROGRAMS? THAT 
SEEMS RATHER CRUEL TO 
ME. 

A— There's nothing cruel about 
our platform. Most of these 
welfare programs were 
established by politicians trying 
to alleviate the adverse impact of 
their managed economy. It would 
be insane for a new 
administration to attack the 
solution instead of the cause. 

We propose to eliminate 
government intervention in the 
economy with all due speed. 
When that happens the 
productive capacity of our 
country will rev up. The need for 
welfare would be abolished in a 
free market. 

Q-WELL, HOW WOULD THE 
ELDERLY PAY THEIR 
HOSPITAL BILLS IN A 
LIBERTARIAN SOCIETY 
WHERE MEDICARE IS 
OUTLAWED? 

A— Once you get big 
government out of medicine, 
hospital costs won't be 
unbearable. 

Q— I THINK YOUR LAISSEZ- 
FAIRE PHILOSOPHY 
BACKFIRES IN YOUR 
OPPOSITION TO THE 
BANNING OF "SATURDAY 
NIGHT SPECULS" WHEN THE 
PURPOSE OF SUCH 

HANDGUNS CAN ONLY BE 



VIOLENT. 

A— The legislative effort to 
outlaw handguns is largely 
racist. Blacks in high crime 
areas tell me they need these 
guns for self-defense. Since they 
are often poor and cannot afford 
a Smith & Wesson, the small, 
cheap handgun is a necessity. 

Q-SINCE UBERTARIANS 
ALLOW FOR A STRONG 
NATIONAL DEFENSE, WHY 
DOES THE CU HAVE TO GO, 
IN YOUR PLATFORM? 

A— According to the 
Libertarian viewpoint, you don't 
manipulate other people's lives 
by force or by fraud. And that's 
exactly what the CIA has been 
doing abroad. Who are we to 
judge the methods by which 
political change should occur in 
other nations? 

Q-BUT YOUR PLATFORM 
EVEN CONDEMNS U.S. 
DIPLOMATIC INTERVENTION 
IN THE MIDDLE EAST. 
WOULD YOU RATHER RISK 
THE WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL 
AND EGYPT THAT A 
COMPLETE AMERICAN 
PULLOUT MIGHT BRING? 

A— Certainly. Russia isn't 
going to drop bombs on us 
because Israel and Egypt have it 
out one last time. It's up to the 
people of the area to settle their 
own problems. Kissinger has 
bribed Egypt and Israel with $10 
billion for just one year of peace. 
I call that wrong. 
(C) Universal Press Syndicate 





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Leadership To Renew Respect 
Makes Carter THE Choice 



By MS. LINDA HA VILAND 

As America enters its third 
century, I find myself entering a 
new phase of my own political 
life. In the last two national 
elections, I have felt pressured by 
the lack of choice. Today I see a 
choice — a very clear-cut choice 
— between the status-quo and 
vision. I choose vision, for 
without vision this country would 
not have achieved greatness. I 
fear without vision, we may 
continue our spiral into 
mediocrity with diminishing 
respect from others and for 
ourselves and studies are proving 
this to be so. 

I look around me at problems in 
this country and I am concerned 
at our priority setting. As Senator 
Walter Mondale said in the Vice- 
Presidential debate, the 
Democrats and the Republicans 
have projected budgets that are 
extremely close in cost. The 
question really boils down to 
priorities. We must all determine 
a set of priorities which can 
relate to personal as well as 
national interest. I know my 
priorities as a person and as an 
American citizen, and Jimmy 
Carter and Walter Mondale 
represent my conmiitment to 
those priorities. I have no need or 
desire to criticize President 
Ford, for his record speaks for 
itself. I simply ask as we ap- 
proach this election, why not the 
best? 

i am a social work educator. 
Throughout my experience, I 
have seen the impact of 
education, or the lack of it, on 
American citizens. I am 
frustrated to see education 
dropping further down the list of 
our country's priorities because 
it is seen as inflationary. I feel it 
should be the focus of our 
attention because of the impact it 
can and does have on problems 
such as delinquency, 
unemployment, and welfare. 






Jimmy Carter proposes a 
Department of Education in 
order to provide a stronger voice 
for education at the Federal 
level. His programs include 
expanded vocational and career 
education, educational rights for 
the handicapped, and focus on the 
present inadequate financing, 
including provision of a decent 
standard of living for teachers. 
As an educator, strongly 
committed to the educational 
process, I must commend and 
support a man who also 
recognizes the educational needs 
of all our people. Senator 
Mondale is also committed to the 
educational needs we have and 
has voted against vetoes on 
education financing and school 
lunch programs. The National 
Education Association has 
endorsed the Carter-Mondale 
ticket, the first such endorsement 
in its history, because of the lack 
of emphasis on education by the 
Republican administration. 

An area of concern to me is the 
vast federal bureaucracy with 
which we have to cope in 
America. There are hundreds of 
stories about the waste and 
duplication of services and the 
resultant spending which the 
American taxpayer must absorb. 
Many state and local 
governments are turning to 
businesses to help them develop 
economical and efficient 
operating procedures and 
effective management 
techniques. Jimmy Carter 
implemented several such 
measures in Georgia such as 
abolishing 278 of the state's 300 
agencies and consolidating 
functions, instituting a system of 
zero-based budgeting, and 
developing a sunshine law. His 
first priority as President is to 
implement a reorganization of 
the Federal bureaucracy. This 
will cut down the departmental 
run-around caused by too many 
agencies having only partial 
responsibility for a specific area. 
This will cut down on 
bureaucratic waste. 

Tax reform is also an area of 
concern to me as a middle- 
income taxpayer. I am tired of 
hearing about big businesses and 
wealthy individuals paying no 
taxes because of tax breaks, 
while one-third of my salary goes 
directly to the government. 
Jimmy Carter proposes a tax 
reform policy which would shift 
the tax burden from the middle 
class to a more equitable 
allocation of responsibility. 

In order for our country to be 
an effective world power, we 
must focus on our problems at 
home. Unemployment continues 
to be a major problem. It also has 
direct and indirect effects on 
crime, which increases as a 
result; welfare, which increases 
as a result and causes anger on 
the part of the taxpayer; and 
mental illness, which increases 
as a result and also drains public 
funds. Unemployment is not only 
an economic problem, but also a 
human problem. Jimmy Carter 
proposes a system of federal 
intervention with emphasis on 
aid to private companies to 
develop job programs. By 
creating jobs, particularly in the 
private sector, we increase tax 
revenues and diminish the 
welfare rolls. 

The rights of American citizens 



is also one of my priorities. We 
presently operate under a double 
■standard of justice where poor 
and mmority individuals are 
dealt with much more harshly 
than our "white collar" criminals 
who cost the' taxpayer a great 
deal more. Minbcity groups, who 
made large gains during the 
1960s, are seeing those gains 
diminished by the economic 
slump and the rise In 
unemployment. Jimmy Carter 
proposes justice — an overhaul of 
our judicial system rather than 
budget cuts, and focus on 
competence and quality, not 
color. Drug programs, day care 
centers, and improved care for 
the mentally ill and retarded are 
all areas of priority for Jimmy 
Carter and Walter Mondale. We 
can grumble about spending, but 
we must realize that we now 
spend more on incarceration, 
hospitalization, and welfare than 
we would spend in the long run 
for prevention. The rights of 
women must be included in my 
discussion of justice. As a 
woman, I do not want tokenism, I 
want equality and Jimmy Carter 
believes in that. I support the 
Equal Rights Amendment 
because it emphasizes equality 
under the law. So does Jimmy 
Carter. I support abortion on 
demand because I believe in a 
woman's right to choose 
according to her own beliefs and 
needs and because I am 
concerned with quality of life and 
not quantity. Jimmy Carter 
supports the Supreme Court 
decision because it is law and 
because he is sensitive to the 
right of each person to make her- 
his own personal choice as he has 
made his against abortion. 

The quality and scope of health 
care in our country is also 
important to me. Jinuny Carter 
recognizes that our present 
system does not provide 
adequate care in many ruorf 
communities and poor , urban 
centers. He favors- irafional 
health insurance to ''Cope with 
these inequities. We also need to 
be sensitively lo the present 
shortage of* medical personnel 
and begin to use the available 
personnel more effectively. At 
present, our focus is on 
hospitalization and acute-care 
service. We need to shift that 
focus to preventive medicine and 
early detection of disease in 
order to avoid the present high 
cost of medical care for 
treatment of such diseases. 

1 believe, as Jinwny Carter 
does, that our country cannot 
impose its values on other 
countries. Hopefully, that lesson 
was learned. We must aLso 
realize we cannot buy allies. Our 
present relationships with our 
allies are stramed because of our 
emphasis on economic concerns 
to the exclusion of our 
conunitments to them. We must 
be seen once again as a 
dependable ally. I am also very 
concerned at the emphasis we 
are now placing on the sale of 
weapons worldwide which again 
demonstrates our emphasis on 
economic factors. We are the 
greatest country on earth and we 
should and can be a vital force in 
world leadership. We need to be 
respected and trusted again and 
Jimmy Carter can provide the 
necessary leadership to renew 
that respect and trust. 



Pages 



The Rotunda, 



Tuesday, October 26, 1976 



THE PARTY PLATFORMS 



Republicans 



Democrats 



Party Aims 



"The Democrats' platform repeats the same thing on every page: more 
government, more spending, more inflation. . .This Republican platform says the 
opposite — less government, less spending, less inflation. In other words, we want 
you to retain more of your own money, money that represents the worth of your 
labors." 

"Mr. Carter. . .is firmly attached to a contract with you to vast increase the 
powers of government. . .The price tag of five major Democrat platform promises 
could add as much as $100 billion to the annual cost of government. . .The total of 
all Democrat proposals could be as high as $200 billion. . .could raise your taxes by 
50 per cent. . . 

We do care about your basic freedom to manage your own life. . .We do care 
about encouraging permanent and meaningful jobs. . .We do care about your 
getting paid in sound dollars." ' 



"Two Republican administrations have both misused and mismanaged the 
powers of national government, obstructing the pursuit of economic and social 
opportunity, causing needless hardship and despair among millions of our fellow 
citizens. . . 

"We do pledge a government that has as its guiding concern the needs and 
aspirations of all the people rather than the perquisites and special privileges of 
the few. . .We do pledge a govenment that will be committed to a fairere 
distribution of wealth, income and power." 



Energy 



"Immediately eliminate price controls on oil and newly discovered natural 
gas in order to increase supply." 

Favors "accelerated use of nuclear energy through processes that have been 
proven .safe," with more safety research on nuclear waste disposal. 

"We vigorously oppose. . .divestiture of oil companies" and their breakup into 
.separate producting and marketing segments. 



"Beyond certain levels, increasing energy prices simply produces high-cost 
energy, without producing any additional energy supplies." Increases in 1975 law 
for oil prices are adequate. As for natural gas, favor some raises in price ceilings, 
but not total removal. Just enough to bring close to equivalent energy price for oil. 

"U. S. dependence on nuclear power should be kept to the minimum necessary 
to meet our needs. We should supply stronger safety standards as we regulate its 
use. And we must be honest with our people concerning its problems and dangers. . 

Supports divestiture of all companies. 

Bar oil companies from owning competing types of energy such as coal. 



Environment 



Pledges to preserve "clean and healthy" environment. 

Public lands to be used for multiple use, not "closed to exploration for 
minerals or for mining without an overriding national interest." 

"Kniphasis on environmental concerns must be brought into balance with the 
needs for industrial and economic growth." 

Maximize sustained yield in forests, including national forests, using "clear- 
cutting and replanting where appropriate." 



Pledges to preserve environment. "Those who would use the environment 
must assume the burden of demonstrating that it will not be abused." 
Economic growth and environmental preservation are compatible. 



Education 



"Segregated schools are morally wrong and unconstitutional." But "we op- 
pose forced busing to achieve racial balances" and "favor consideration of an 
amendment to the Constitution forbidding the assignment of children to school on 
the basis of race." 

Favors a constitutional amendment to permit local communities "wishing to 
conduct non-sectarian prayers in their schools. . .to do so." 

Favors child-care assistance for working parents. 

Flavors study to find ways to withdraw federal aid to elementary and secon- 
dary education, provided ways can be found to return to the states equivalent 
revenue (to compensate for any loss in present levels of federal funding.) 



"Mandatory transportation of students beyond their neighborhoods for the 
purpose of desegregation remains a judicial tool of the last resort for the purpose of 
achieving school desegregation." 

Favors "federally financed family centered developmental and educational 
child-care programs." 

Calls school programs "underfunded" at federal level. "With increased 
federal funds, it is possible to enhance educational opportunity by eliminating 
spending disparities within state borders." 



Miscellaneous Government 



\ 



Supports automatic and mandatory minimum-sentences for persons com- 
mitting federal offenses using dangerous weapons. 

Supports "right of citizens to keep and bear arms. . .opposes federal 
registration. of fire arms." 

Opposes federal postcard registration bill. 

Favors D. C. voting representation in House and Senate and full home rule 
over local matters. 



Mandatory sentence for committing felony with gun. 

Backs laws to control manufacture and distribution of handguns and Saturday 
night specials, but sportsmen can possess guns for hunting and target shooting. 

Favors federal postcard registration bill, D. C. voting in Congress, full home 
rule. 



Civil Rights, Discrimination 



"There must be vigorous enforcement of laws to assure equal treatment in job 
rtHTuitinent, hiring, promotion, pay, credit, mortgage assess and housing. . .We 
leaffirni our pledge to work to eliminate discrimination in all areas for reasons of 
race, color, national origin, age, creed or sex and to enforce vigorously laws 
i:uaranteeing women equal rights." 

The Republican Party reaffirms its support for ratification of the Equal 
Rights Amenibnent" to the Constitution. 

"The Republican Party favors a continuance of the public dialogue on abortion 
and supports the efforts of those who seek enactment of a constitutional amend- 
ment to restore protection of the right to life for unborn ."hildren." 

"Major changes are needed to maintain the confidentiality of tax returns and 
Social Security records" and protect against seizure an individual's bank records 
by the government. 



"We must insure that all citizens are treated equally before the law, and given 
the opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, religion, age, language or national 
origin, to participate fully in the economic and social and political processes and to 
vindicate their legal and constitutional rights." 

"We seek ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment." 

"We feel . . .that it is undesirable to attempt to amend the U. S. Constitution to 
overturn the Supreme Court decision" permitting abortion. 

"We pledge. . .to protect citizens' privacy from bureaucratic and technological 
intrusions, such as wiretapping and bugging without judicial scrutiny and 
supervision." 



Amnesty 



"Full and complete pardon for those who are in legal or financial jeopardy 
because of their peaceful opposition to the Vietnam war, with deserters to be 
considered on a case-by-case basis." 



Health 



"The Republican Party opposes compulsory national health insurance 
(Which) will increase federal government spending by more than $70 billion in its 
first full year (and) require a personal income tax increase of approximately 20 
per cent." 

"We support extension of catastrophic illness protection to all who cannot 
obtain it." 

Opposes any research on live fetuses and legislation which sanctions ending 
life of the patients. 

Ix)wer health care costs by encouraging healthier life styles, ending wasteful 
duplication of facilities, preventive care, more out-of-hospital service but "we 
oppose excessive intrusions from Washington in the delivery of health care." 



"We need a comprehensive national health insurance system with universal 
and mandatory coverage (financed by) employer-employee shared payroll taxes 
and general tax revenues." 

Lower costs by government rate-setting. "Rates for institutional care and 
physicians' services should be set in advance. . ." 



Patton Lockwood Shares 



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THF ROTUNDA. 



Tuesday. October 26, 1976 



Talents With Department 



By IRISH HOWLAND 

Dr. Patton Lockwood, director 
of the upcoming Longwood 
Players Production of The Glass 
Menagerie, and chairman of the 
Department of Speech and 
Dramatic Arts at Longwood, has 
many accomplishments behind 
him which many students are not 
aware of. He studied as an 
undergraduate at Oberlon 
College majoring in speech, 
acquired his Masters in 
Education and drama at the 
University of Virginia and 
completed his Ph.D. in theatre at 
Michigan State. 

"Dr. Lock," as his students call 
him, has been directing plays at 
Longwood for 14 years, his most 
recent productions being The 
Beggars Opera, and A Doll's 
House from last year, and even 
more recent, the Players 
production of Twelfth Night. 

One of Dr. Lockwood's many 
unusual talents is that he builds 
musical instruments. Last year 
he built an electric bass for his 
own use in Jacqui Singleton's 
production (^ "Class of 88." This 
year, the use of a lute was re- 
quired for Fests, the Clown in 
the production of Twelfth Night. 
Since he had built a lute several 
years ago when he himself 
portrayed Feste, Dr. Lockwood 
began plans for his second lute. 
After 5-6 hours of preparing 
drawings, he found scraps of 



lumber in the set construction 
shop and began to build the lute. 
Three days worth of his spare 
time completed the lute 
facsimile, which cost less than 
$10 to construct. The usual price 
of a lute ranges from $150-$3(X), so 
the saving is quite obvious. 

Concerning his current 
directing project, Dr. Lockwood 
is very enthusiastic aboout the 
cast if The Glass Menagerie. He 
feels that the cast has the 
pressure of limited rehearsals to 
cope with, but they are a very 
"relaxed group . . . hardly any 
tension" exists between the cast 
members. 

As far as the technical aspects 
of the play. Dr. Lockwood has not 
had to concern himself so much 
with the designing. Ben Emerson 
has designed the fragmented set 
and extreme mood lighting. The 
most convincing set structure for 
the play is the fire escape and 
landing, which wUl be welded 
together as would a real fire 
escape. The use of a scrim (a 
gauze curtain) will effectively 
age the entire mood of the play 
which is reminiscent of the 1930's. 

All in all, the Longwood 
Players and the Department of 
Speech and Dramatic Arts have 
tremendously benefited by the 
knowledge of Dr. Patton 
Lockwood; as a director, as an 
educator, and most of all, as a 
professional in every sense. 




HEAR YE! HEAR YE! HEAR YE! 

KAPPA DELTA PI, LONGWOOD'S EDUCATION HONORARY, IS 
PROUD TO PRESENT DR. GARY E. SMITH ON WEDNESDAY, 
OCTOBER 27, IN BEDFORD AUDITORIUM. BEGINNING AT 7:00 
P.M., DR. SMITH'S TOPIC WILL BE "DISCIPLINE IN THE HIGH 
SCHOOL: VIGNETTES AND SURVIVAL TACTICS." THE PUBLIC IS 
CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND, ESPECIALLY SECONDARY 
EDUCATION MAJORS. 





Judicial Board Cases 



Spring 1976 



VIOLATION 

Illegal Possesion of Alcohol 
Falsification of Records 



PLEA 

Guilty 
Not Guilty 



Oct. 28: Film — "Rock & Soul 
'64", Free, 8-10:30 p.m. — Snack 
Bar; Oct. 29: Film - "Rock & 
Soul '64", Free, 3-5 p.m. — Snack 
Bar; Oct. 30: Fihn - "Rock & 
Soul '64", Free, 8-10:30 p.m. — 
Snack Bar. 



Cheating 


Not Guilty 


Plagiarism 


Guilty 


Plagiarism 


Guilty 


Stealing 


Not Guilty 


Illegal Possession of Alcohol 


Guilty 


Plagiarism 


Not Guilty 




September 1976 


Falsification of Records 


Guilty 


Falsification of Records 


Guilty 



PKNAI.TY 

S(Miul Probutidii until 21 It. I). 

Pica Accepted 

Plea Accoptt'd 

Suspension until .laniiary, 1977 

.Suspension until January, 1977 

Plea Accepted 

Social Probation until 21 H.I). 

Plea Accepted 



Judicial Probation till 
(;raduation. 1 Weekend Campus 

Judicial Probation till 
Graduation, 1 Weekend Campus 



Students Needed To Rock-A Rock-Around The CAock 
For CROP Rock-A-Thon Sat., Oct. 30 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 



Cumbey 
, Jewelers 

FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA 

Your ArtCarved 
Diamond Center 

GUARANTEED 
WATCH REPAIR 



head resident to rock. All money 
raised in the CROP Rock-A-Thon 
How would you like to sit and will go to feed hungry people in 
talk to friends, relax, have some the world, of which there is 
refreshments and still be 
contributing to the fight- against 
hunger? It's as easy and fun as it 
sounds when you participate in 
the CROP Rock-A-Thon at 
Lankford on October 30. Sign up 
to rock in one of the 15 rocking 
chairs to be stationed outside 
Lankford (inside if rainy or cold). 
Sign-up sheets are in the New 
Smoker and at the Wesley 
Student Center. If you're not in 
the mood to rock you can sponsor 
one of your friends or even your 



the world, of which there 
estimated to be 460 million. 

Students and student 
organizations at Longwood and 
Hampden-Sydney are being 
challenged to rock or sponsor 
rockers to help CROP feed the 
hungry. Many are volunteering 
their time and contributions, but 
students are not the only ones 
meeting the challenge. Our nine 
head residents here at Longwood 
have agreed to rock together for 
an hour. Dr. James Gussett is 
also going to rock for CROP. 



Local businesses have been 
asked to sponsor rockers and 
community members are 
expected to pitch in. CROP is 
the Community Hunger Appeal of 
Church World Service. It 
provides food for emergency 
disaster rehef such as the recent 
Guatemala earthquake. CROP 
makes available resources, such 
as seeds, farm tools, wells, and 
windmills, so that people may 
learn to feed themselves. The $5 
that will buy a big "everything- 
on-it" pizza will also buy 125 
packets of vegetable seed, 
enough for a small village to 



plant a community garden. 

If you are interested in 
participating in the CROP Rock- 
A-Thon, either as a rocker or 
sponsor, sign up on the Rock-A- 
Thon sheet in the New Smoker or 
in the Wesley Student Center. The 
Wesley Foundation is promoting 
the CROP Rock-A-Thon. 
Questions about the Rock-A-Thon 
can be directed to Betty I^wis, 
chairman of the event (320 Cox, 
392^780), Malinda Ayers at the 
Wesley Student Center (204 High 
Street, 392-4933) or any Wesley 
member. Get involved! Rock for 
CROP on October 30. 



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THK ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, October 26, 1976 



Cousteau Photographer Mixes 
Film, Lecture And Song 



MARGARET HAMMERSI^Y 

"The Underworld Adventures of 
Jacques Cousteau" were brought 
to Longwood last week by 
oceanographic photographer Bill 
Macdonald. Four films were 
shown through the week, with a 
special lecture-film presented by 
Mr. Macdonald Wednesday 
evening. Through an interview 
and his lecture Bill talked of the 
Cousteau Society, its objectives 
and philosophies, and of his 
involvement with the society. 

Bill Macdonald has been 
seriously involved in 

photography for the past eleven 
years. His four filmiis and still 
photography, as he put it, "tell a 
.story of what happens in the cycle 
of life in the ocean." In th^ fall of 
1974, while he was doing some 
free-lance work, the Cousteau 
Society contacted him and asked 
him to join their team. His work 
included expeditions, still 
photography, film production and 
lectures. 

Bill described the function of 
the Cousteau Society as 
producing ''Media 
communication about the quality 
of life, the world's water system 
and endangered species." He 
added that the society sees the 
"oceans being threatened 
because of an international race 
to outproduce each other, a lot of 
greedy people that are interested 
in short term financial benefits at 
the risk of seriously endangering 
the environment. 

Wlien asked what the society is 
doing in an attempt to curb that 
situation, Bill explained that the 
society strives for public 
awareness. The society goes out 
ti) the public with their 
productions and lectures. They 
are involved in several long term 
projects, such as the research of 
renewable sources of energy and 
food, but without danger to the 
environment. The society 
promotes respect and thought for 
future generations. 

Currently the society is 
working with the production 
"Oasis in Space." The film 
special is being produced in an 
attempt to "educate people as to 
the importance of a vital and 
healthy water system. "Bill 
commented that the special 
stresses the fact that "world 
wide, the oceans are dying." 

Bill's first expedition with the 
Cousteau team was the filming of 
the "Seubirds of Isabella Island". 
Shooting 127,000 feet of film, it 
took four months to complete the 
film The film included footage of 
Bill':, still photography. 

After the Isabella Island 
expe lition. Bill took the position 
of c oordinator of Special 
Proj cts for the Cousteau 
Socit .y. As coordinator he is 
resp( nsible for the production of 
lectu.es such as "L' Adventure 
Cousteau," and for fund raising. 
Fart of his fund raising job 
included a tour last summer with 
David Crosby and Graham Nash. 
Reaching 23 cities and 200,000 
people, together they produced 
"song and film to celebrate the 



beauty and sensitivity of the 
world's whales and dolphins." 
Bill is planning to take 
"L'Adventure Cousteau" to 
Guam and Okinawa. While in that 
area he plans to begin work on 
another special project. He will 
be diving and filming at Palau, 
near Micronesia. Located there is 
a large reef area, noted as being 
"one of the prettiest diving 
locations in the world." Beauty 
alone is not the reason for Bill's 
diving expedition. Above the 20 
by 30 mile reef area, American 
and Japanese interests want to 
build a $500,000,000 petro- 
chemical complex. The complex 
would serve as an oil trans- 
shipment port. Bill stated, 
"We're going to film this to have 
a record of the beauty so we can 
use that to persuade people to 
fight this type of thing." He 
added in protest, "At some point 
in time you have to say 'We 
respect life too much to make 
short term gains '" 

On regular diving expeditions, 
the divers work from two 
inflatable, mobile boats 
(zodiacs). The boats serve as 
platforms for the divers, and 
units for monitors and 
generators. In most cases the 
divers include two cameramen, 
two lightmen and one man to 
handle the light lines. 

The crew of the Calypso is as 
specialized and diversified as the 
Calipso itself. Crew members are 
highly skilled technicians. Each 
member has several jobs to 
perform. Most of the team are 
French naval veterans who have 
worked with Cousteau for years. 
Calypso is supplied with dark 
rooms for film developing, as 
well as extensive biological 
equipment and scientific 
systems. 

The interview was concluded 
with a question concerning the 
most thrilling aspect of Bill's 
work. He answered, "My biggest 
thrill is diving and being a part of 
the understanding of the life 
system and learning about this 
through working with Cousteau." 
The film "The Cousteau Story" 
was presented in four sections. 
The first section delt with the 
career of Captain Cousteau. It 
included two undersea 
archeological discoveries. In 
1946-47 off the coast of Tinesia, 
Cousteau and his team excavated 
63 perfectly conditioned ionic 
columns. The columns, in 140 feet 
of water, were supposed to be the 
result of the sacking of Athens in 
86 B.C. The second discovery was 
of 10,000 amphoria vases from a 
Roman vessel wreck, dated the 
third century B.C. Off the French 
coast, the wreck was submerged 
in 130 feet of water. 

The film's second section was 
geared toward fun and 
excitement. The beautiful film 
sequences were of the 
photographic excellence for 
which the Cousteau productions 
are noted. More importantly, that 
section also included, in the 
words of Jacques and Phillippe 
Cousteau, the philosophy of the 
Cousteau Society. 



The workings behind the 
production of 'Seabirds of 
Isabella" were shown and 
explained in the film's third 
section. And it concluded with an 
awe-inspiring pictorial 
interpretation of John Denver's 
••Calypso." 

Bill Macdonald is an avid 
supporter of the preservation of 
the quality of life; his work 
reflects such. Those who would 
be interested in being involved in 
those things which the Cousteau 
Society represents, society 
memberships are available. For 
information write: Cousteau 
Society, Box 1000, Bridgeport, 
Conn. 06601. 

LC Dance Co. 
To Present 
Fall Concert 



By LAURA BAILEY 

The Longwood College 
Company of Dancers will be 
presenting their fall concert this 
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 
Oct. 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Jarman Auditorium. 

This year's concert has a 
slightly different favor to it. The 
first half of the program is called 
a Dance Glossary. It is during 
this part that the audience will 
not only see but hear a visual 
demostration of technical 
training a dancer must achieve. 
Also short studies in different 
styles of dance will be performed 
in the first of the program. 

The second half of the program 
is dedicated to the music "The 
Carnival of the Animals." The 
dance is a suite that lasts 
approximately 25 minutes 
continually. The curtain will 
remain open during the entire 
performance so the audience will 
be able to see the workings on the 
stage constantly. The second half 
is very humorous and light in 
mood and one that everyone 
could enjoy. 

There is no admission to any of 
the performances given and the 
public is invited. 




All About People 
Highlights LC Students 



The Oral Interpretation Class 
(Speech 403) will present a 
program entitled "All About 
People" on Tuesday, November 
2, 1976 in the Studio Theater 
(Jarman Hall) at 1:00 p.m. As 
guest of the class, Mr. Owen 
Phillips, director of the Barter 
Theater in Abingdon, Virginia, 
will serve as a critic. The forty 
minute presentation will include 
original poetry, prose, and 
reader's theater by Longwood 
College students. Jacqui 
Singleton will read her own 
"Essay on Brown" and will 
participate with the class in a 
selection entitled "That aher 
Rib." In addition to Jackie, 
Janeen Ortiz, Debra Mero, Karen 
Foster, and Linda Swanson will 
present their own poetry. 

Renee Bourgeois, Brenda 
Ragsdale, Allie Chaffin, and 
Averett Jones will add to the 
program with the reading of 
humorous poetry and prose. 
Definitions will be given by Pam 
Kidd, Robin Powell, Anne 



Saunders, Kimberly Spence, 
Beth Tanner, Ann Streat, and 
Pam Whitehurst. On the serious 
side Suzsann Smith will read a 
powerful poem entitled "The 
Addict." Monologues will be 
acted by Trish Howland, and 
Jenny Grover Droney. 

Students, faculty and friends 
are invited to "All About People" 
which is free of charge. Mrs. 
Nancy Anderson serves as the 
teacher of this class, and Mr. Ben 
Emerson will add the dimension 
of lights. 

Mr. Phillips, a closer personal 
friend of I. B. Dent, will be 
making an informal talk on 
Wednesday, November 3rd, 
Wygal Auditorium at 8:00 p.m. 
This will be a meeting of the 
Virginia Museum Group, but 
faculty and students of Longwood 
College are invited to hear Mr. 
Phillips describe his days in the 
theater, especially his friendship 
with the American playwright, 
Tennessee Williams. There is no 
charge for this program. 



Music Of The Church Performed 
In Longwood Fall Choral Concert 



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The Longwood Department of 
Music presented their Fall 
Choral Concert on Sunday, 
October 24, in the Farmville 
United Methodist Church. 
Devoted to "Music of the 
Chitreti'' ,the two Longwood 
groups who ijerformed were the 
Concert Choi? and Camerata 
Singers; both were under the 
direction of Dr. James McCray, 
chairman of the music 
department. This year a guest 
choir from Douglas Freeman 
High School in Richmond also 
participated in this annual event. 
It is conducted by Deen 
Entsminger. 

There were compositions 
performed which had been 
composed by each of the 
respective conductors, 
Entsminger and McCray. In the 
McCray work, members of the 
choir were sent to various places 
in the sanctuary and sang 
canonic echoes to the larger choir 
on the text of Ave Maria. Other 
composers represented by the 
Douglas Freeman choir included 



Hovhaness, Ringwald and 
Pooler. This was the third 
appearance in three years of this 
choir on the Longwood campus. 

The Camerata Singers 
presented works by Haydn, 
Lassus Vivaldi and Pinkham. 
The Pinkham composition 
employed an electronic tape 
which produced various types of 
electronic sounds made by a 
synthesizer and the Camerata 
Singers sang, made 

improvisatory sounds, spoke and 
even shouted their parts. 
Pinkham's purpose was to 
attempt a more contemporary 
interpretation of this ancient 
text, "In the Beginning of 
Creation." 

The Concert Choir sang works 
by Charpentier, Porpora, 
Vaughan Williams, Mendelsohn, 
and Distler. The choir this year 
has grown to 93 members and is 
one of the largest all-Longwood 
choirs ever. 

Various students were featured 
in the concert. The president of 
the Camerata Singers, Penny 



Trice, conducted the opening 
composition. Three soloists used 
on the Vivaldi work were 
sopranos Linda Muley and 
Therees Tkach, and alto Rene 
Rowland. The instrumental 
accompaniment for it was 
provided by Marie Carter, 
harpsichord, and Charles 
Berkmann, cello. 

The choir president, Shelby 
Shelton, conducted the 
composition by Distler. In the 
Mendelssohn, the soprano soloist 
was Kenita Walker and featured 
in the longer work by the eminent 
British composer Vaughan 
Williams, Magiiificat, were Anne 
Paule, contalto, and Susan 
Bernhard, flute. The 
accompanist for the concert choir 
is Janet DoUins. 

Also featured on the program 
were organ solos by Janet Dollins 
and Robert Chandler. The next 
full concert by these choral 
groups will be the annual 
Christmas Concert which will be 
on December 12, also in the 
Methodist Church. 



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Longwood Lancers Team And 
Exhibitors In Recent Horse Show 




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Volleyball Team In Roanoke 



If something's going 
wrong, it'll tell you. 

1 . Change in bowel or 
bladder habits. 

2. A sore that does not 
heal. 

3. Unusual bleeding or 
discharge. 

4. Thickening or lump in 
breast or elsewhere. 

5. Indigestion or difficulty 
in swallowing. 

6. Obvious change in wart 
or mole. 

7. Nagging cough or 
hoarseness. 

If you have a warning sig- 
nal, see your doctor. If it's 
a false alarm, he'll tell 
you. If it isn't, you can give 
him time to help. Don't be 
afraid. It's what you don't 
know that can hurt you. 



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ByTERIDUNNIVANT 

The week away in Roanoke saw 
the Longwood varsity continue to 
improve their play, but they 
couldn't pull off the win. On 
Monday night, Longwood 
travelled to Roanoke College to 
take on Roanoke and Radford 
College in a tri-match. They 
dropped the first match to 
Ra(Uord 15-7, 1^9 despite some 
spectacular plays. Against 
Roanoke, they continued their 
great plays — blocking and 
spiking away, but the service 
seemed to give them trouble. 
Roanoke took the match 15-9, 15- 
3. 

In Tuesday's practice. Coach 
Carolyn Price put the emphasis 
on serving. "You can't score 
unless you get 'em in," she says. 
So, they served some more. All 
this was in preparation for 
Wednesday's games at Hollins 
College. 

Emory and Hrary also came to 
Hollins, and took Longwood on in 
the first match. We took the first 
game 15-2, and seemed well on 
the way to capturing the match 
with an early five point lead in 
the second game. All the serves 
were going in, and Longwood was 
playing their best of Uie season. 
But Emory captured the lead and 
won the second game 15-13. The 
third game brought more big 
plays from Longwood, but theV 
coiddn't hold on and Emory took 



the match 15-7. 

The Longwood-HoUins game 
was a spectator's delight. Both 
teams got some fabulous spikes 
and played some great poifits. 
Longwood's Terry Johrtison, 
Debbie Brown, and Sue Rama put 
the ball down on Hollins a 
number of times. Again 
Longwood played well ^i a team, 
but couldn't get the breaks. Hol- 
lins took the match 17-15, 15-13. 



This week both Longwood 
teams travel to Mary Washington 
on Tuesday, getting the JV team 
back in action after a two week 
rest. Then on Thursday night 
volleyball returns to Her gym 
when we meet Ferrum and 
Liberty Baptist College. Game 
time is at 7:00, and lots of noise is 
needed. So come on over, bring a 
friend, and make some noise for 
the Longwood Blue. 



Longwood 
To Host 
State Tourney 

The Virginia Federation for 
Intercollegiate Sports for Women 
(VFISW) State Golf Tournament 
will be held at the Longwood Golf 
Course on October 30, 31. 

The tournament will consist of 
36 holes stroke play. 

Players from colleges and 
universities throughout the state 
will be competing for individual 
as well as team honors. There 
will be an individual winner and a 
school team winner. The low four 
scores from each school will 
count each day to determine a 
team winner. 

The first VFISW State Golf 
Tournament held was at 
longwood in 1970, also in 1971. 
I^ongwood teams have held the 
state title three times smce the 
tournament started. 

Playing for liongwood will be: 
Meg Baskerv'ill, Gail Pollard, 
Nan Patterson, Teresa 
McLawhom, Deanna Vanwey, 
Becky Webb, and Tina McCrome. 
Tee-off time will be at 9:30 
A.M. Saturday and 9:00 a.m. on 
Sunday. Spectators are welcome 
— come out and support the 
team. Each match will last about 
four hours, so encourage support 
for any portion of the time. 

Some of the schools 
participating will be: Madison, 
Sweet Briar, William and Mary, 
Averett, Hollins, Mary Baldwin, 
Roanoke, Randolph-Macon 
Women's College, etc. 

Eligible is any woman who is a 
full time student in a college or 
university in Virginia whose 
school is a member of VFISW. All 
participants must have amateur 
status and must score an average 
of 110 or below for 18 holes to 
participate. Any number of- 
players from one institution may 
participate in any event. 



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Tuesday, October 26, 1976 



Panhellenic Headlines 



Legislative Board Meeting 
Produces Much Discussion 



Alpha Delta Pi 

Oktoberfest was a success for 
ADP: as our Roulette game 
beoame bait for many. Before the 
'Opening of the midway, parents 
v/ete invited to the chapter room 
for tea'and cookies, giving all an 
opportunity to become 
acquainted. . 

Recent plekiging ceremonies 
have welcomed six new Alpha 
Delta Pi's into our sisterhood. 
Becky Bellamy, Pai ^ Caudle, 
Linda Bracey, Donna " Taylor, 
Robin Compton, ' and Marsh3 
Moore. Pledge classes began last 
week. 

In celebration of Halloween 
ADPi's held a costume party in 
the chapter room, with each of 
the sisters donned in original 
costumes. We're still wondering 
where some of the ideas came 
from! 



Alpha Sigma Alpha 

The ASA'S are growing bigger. 
We now have a sisterhood of 
forty-two. Added to our three open 
bids from last semester, Gwen 
Koechlein, Peggy Nonroe, and 
Jeanne Webb, are five new open 
bids: Valerie Booker, Virginia 
Flemer. Nina McAdams, Ginny 
Welter, and Melissa Welter. Pin 
pledging for these five girls was 
held Monday night and they 
found out who their big sisters 
are. Tuesday, in the Chapter 
Room, Mrs. Allen, from 
Rochette's Florest, came to talk 
to us on flower arrar^ging for the 
pledges' Intellectual Aim 
Next week, for their social aim, 
they are giving us a mixer with 
the Pikas at H.SC. Last week the 
ASA'S traveled to Richmond for a 
mixer with the Lambda Chi 
Alphes of U. OF R.. 

Our booth for Oktoberfest, 
"Alpha's Salties and Sweets," 
went over very well. We sold 
baked goods and Hub's famous 
peanuts. The peanuts are our 
annual money-making project. 

Ust Sunday, the sisters of 
Alpha Sigma Alpha honored their 
Mothers and Grandmothers in a 
Mother Patroness Ceremony. 
Fathers, families, friends, and 
alumni attended also. It was a 
very touching ceremony. The 
Mothers received long-stemmed 
yellow roses or Mother Patroness 
Pins. We served refreshments 
and had a slide ^ow of Alpha 
activities. 

Among mixers, meeting, and 
studies, the ASA's are preparing 
for rush. Everyone is busy with 
'vorkshops, skits, slide shows, 
song practices and costumes. 



Alpha Sigma Tau 

The Alpha Sigma Tau's had a 
most enjoyable and successful 
Oktoberfest week end. liOngwood 
College Mugs were sold at the 
AET booth, and the mugs that are 
left are being sold in the new 
smoker for 75 cents. 

The AET's are also having a 
Round-Robin Spades 
Tournament, and have been 
having get-togethers every 
Thursday nieht. 

Di'Ua Zeta 

We were happy to have had our 
PCD, Phyllis Favorite to visit 
with us the week end of the 16th 
and 17th. We would like to 
welcome our new pledges, Minii 
Hancock and Gail liUiston. Also 



we would like to commend 
Sharon Jones on an outstanding 
job in the Oktoberfest skits. Next 
week our new pledges have in 
store for the sorority a Lasagna 
Dinner. 



Kappa Delta 

TTie KD's have had a very busy 
and exciting week. This past 
week (Oct. 11-17) was White Rose 
which prepared our pledges for 
initiation. Those pledges that 
were initiated were Dawn 
Drewry, Peggy Brown, and Mrs. 
Bunny Melvin who was honor 
initiated and will serve on our 
alumni Advisory Board. We 
congratulate these three and 
welcome them into our 
sisterhood. 

Our booth at Oktoberfest in 
which we sold chili dogs was very 
profitable and fun. 

Congratulations also is 
extended to our new open bids- 
Andrea Harkness, Susan Barker, 
and Barbara Suttle. The sisters 
in KD are really excited to have 
them with us. Congratulations 
also to Yvonne Morrison and 
Pem Aaron on their engagements 
during the summer. 

We enjoyed a picnic at the 
cabin Monday, Oct. 18. This 
coming Saturday (Oct. 23) is 
Kappa Delta's Founders' Day. 
We are looking forward to this big 
event as we are the founding 
chapter— Alpha. We are planning 
a coffee and inviting the alumni. 



Sigma Kappa 

Sigma Kappa would like td 

announce our two new pledges, 
Jacqui Singleton and Cheryl 
Murphy. 

EK rolled to Lambda Chi Alpha 
at the University of Richmond 
last Wednesday. A good time was 
had by all. 

During Oktoberfest week end, 
we held a Parent's and Friends 
tea in the Chapter Room. This 
was the first time a function for 
parents had been held, and it was 
most successful. 

Sigma Kappa's involved in 
campus events include: Tilsia 
Stevens and Susann Smith, dance 
company concert Oct. 28-30; 
Libby Durham, choir concert, 
Oct. 24th; and Trish Rowland, 
lighting director for THE GLASS 
MENAGIERIE, Nov. 10-13. 

-Our congratulations to Jacqui 
Singleton and Qare Baxter for 
being initiated into Alpha Psi 
Amega Dramatic Fraternity. 

In the meantime, Sigma 
Kapp's are getting ready for 
rush, and partying until then- 
coke parties, October 28, and on 
Halloween we will be having a 
pajama party in the chapter 
room. 



Sigma Sigma Sigma 

Marilyn Barban, Sigma 
Sigma Sigma's National Field 
Secretary, visited Alpha chapter 
October 12-14. While here, she 
held various meetings with 
members and pledges. 

Congratulations to I^eslie Olsen 
who was recently selected to be in 
Dance Company. She will be 
performing in the first production 
which which will be held October 
27-29. 

Last Wednesday night Tri- 
Sigma's had a Keg party with Pi 
Kappa Alpha fraternity of 
University of Richmond. 



Zeta Tau Alpha 

The Zetas have been busy as 
usual. Prior to initiation, October 
17, 1976, our pledge class gave us 
a surprise dinner party in the 
banquet room. This was followed 
by a Key Party at Sigma Nu, 
Hampden-Sydney. These girls 
are the best at keeping secrets. 
ThjOse initiated were Nancy 
Ba!iley, Lynn Wolff, Peggy 
Bryant, Mary K. Noftsinger and 
Ann Tokarz. 

Besides initiating our pledges, 
we had a special initiation this 
past Sunday. One of our origional 
founders. Ruby Leigh Orgain, 
was present for the momentous 
occasion. Susan Orgain 
Hargrave, Ruby Leigh's niece, 
was initiated into our order. 

We are pleased to announ(;» 
that we have two new pledges, 
Sue Bailey and Carey Brooks. 
Both are outstanding girls and 
will be an asset to Zeta. We also 
have another engaged sister, 
Vicki Cash, who is planning for a 
June '77 wedding. Other 
honoraries include Debbie Whitt 
who was initiated into Kappy 
Onndcron Phi, a Home Economics 
organization. Senior, Maureen 
Hanley, also received an 
invitation to join the Society for 
Collegiate Journalists. Maureen 
is currently working on The 
Rotunda. 

For everyone interested in 
Flag football, the Zetas are still 
"hanging in there." We will be in 
the final games and hopefully we 
will add another trophy to our 
collection. Besides being 
successful in sports, we have 
been lucky in fund raising too. 
Our Oktoberfest booth with 
cotton candy was a big success. 
Thanks Trish. All is going weU on 
second floor Stubbs. 

Note: the following sororities 
did not submit reports: Alpha 
Gamma Delta, Alpha Phi, and Pi 
Mu. 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

Proposals were passed, 
committee members approved 
and chairman were elected at a 
long but productive Legislative 
Board meeting on October 18. All 
19 members of Legislative Board 
were present. 

Proposals from the Ad Hoc 
Committee on Legislative Board 
Committee Evaluation were the 
first items on which members 
voted. Proposal 3 states that each 
committee of Legislative Board 
will be responsible for converting 
its own constitution into by-laws 
of the SGA. Proposal 4 states that 
Legislative Board will print each 
committee's members (phone 
and box no.) and function. This 
information will be placed in 
dorms and around campus so 
students will know who to contact 
on matters ccmceming them. 
Both proposals were passed 
unanimously. 

After much controversy and 
discussion on Proposal 5, two 
amendments were passed to 
clarify advisor requirements and 
term of editor membership to 
Publications Board. Propoiud 5 
specifically states the purposes, 
qualification and term of 
membership and frequency of 
meetings for Publications Board. 
The proposal is intended to make 
Publications Board more 
effective as a promoter of student 
interest in the three college 
publications and as a liason 
between publications and 
Legislative Board. Legislative 
Board passed Proposal 5 
unanimously. 

AU proposals passed at the 
October 18 meeting will go into 
effect immediately. 

Legislative Board Committee 
members were also approved 
^d chairmen were elected. One 
ne^ comniittee was formed as 
wi^'bers unanimously agreed to 
mtd^e Student Handbook Editor a 
committee Instead of having only 



one student worjt on the handbook 
with Dean Heintt^ 

Legislative Board Committee 
members approved on October 18 
are as follows: 

Organization Evaluation Comm. 
+AllieChaffin Jr. 

Janice Campbell Sr. 

Laurie Hoffman Soph. 

C. B. Brown Fresh. 

Debby Harris Fresh. 

Stacy Waymack Fresh. 

Student Handbook 

Editor Committee 

-l-Lisa Zueber Soph. 

Barbara MacGeorge Sr. 

Jean Bowman Fresh. 

Margaret Hill Fresh. 

Debbie Wiedman Fresh. 

College committee 
recommendations to send to 
Dean Wells were voted on by 
Legislative Board members also. 
The recommended members of 
College committees are: 

Booltstore Committee 
Valie Peters Sr. 

Barbara Fitzgerald Fresh. 

Library Committee 
PattiCarr Jr. 

Kim Foster Soph. 

Mary Louise Parris Soph. 

Academic Policies Committee 
MaryAnnHill Sr. 

Rodney Schwann Jr. 

SueOeLong Soph. 

(In addition to Sue Rible and 
Anne Ranson — already 
members). 

Karen Kimbrough and Mary 
Bruce Hazelgrove will be jointly 
heading-up the Stuff-the-Bus 
contest to be held on November 
16. More details about the contest 
will be in later issues of Hie 
Rotunda. Representatives 
suggested October 28 or 
November 4 as dates for the next 
press conference with President 
Willett. 

The November 1 Legislative 
Board meeting will be held in 
South Cunningham parlor. 



Misery's Co., Art And Craft Shop 
Features L,C, Staff, Students 



Longwood professor James^ 
Silliman and Longwood studoits 
Caryn Beausoleil, Leigh Parton 
and Bill Whitaker are amoug the 
Virginia artists and craftanen 
whose work is for sale at Misery's 
Co. in Farmville. 

Students will recognize many 
of the subjects of Silliman's 
photographs, such as the 
Farmville train station and 
Longwood cabin. Ms. 
Beausoleil's work includes cloth- 
covered plaster animals and 
embroidery. Parton has 
paintings and prints, and 
Whitaker has pen and pencil 
sketches and wood sculpture on 
display. 

Misery's Co. is a newly opened 
art and crafts shop that deals 
primarily in consigned art and 
craft work, such as pottery, 
jewelry, macrame, weavings, 
blown glass, photography and 
paintings. The shop is at 107 High 
St. acropss from Highs' and is 
open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 
5 p.m. 

"I hope more students will take 
advantage of a new market for 
their work in Farmville," said 
shop owner Karla Myers. 

"The business of selling seems 
to be a neglected area in an art 
student's education. This is a 
chance for them to learn a little 
about dealing with a shop, 
consig.nment contracts and shop 
conunissions." 



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Longwood graduate student and 
appeared in Longwood's 
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VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1976 



NO. 9 



Longwood Elects Ford By Landslide; 
Political Week Debates Candidatesylssues 



By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS 
and ANITA CRUTCHFIELD 

On Tuesday of Political Week, 
a debate was held between 
Senator Virgil Goode, Democrat 
from Rocky Mount advocating 
Carter, and Carl Roague 
representing the Republican 
party. Each debater was given 10 
minutes to discuss their can- 
didates and then 4 minutes for 
counter attacks. 

Mr. Roague opened the debates 
by talking about inflation. He 
pointed out that two years ago, 
the unemployment rate was 12 
per cent and now it is down to 5.3 
per cent. He also said that the 
President has done much to cut 
down the federal deficit and 
wants to continue to do more. 
Contrarily, Carter is in favor and 
would sign bills that would 
increase the deficit. At the 
beginning of the recession two 
years ago, when President Ford 
took office, interest rates shot up, 
business couldn't get money to 
enlarge their businesses and the 
rise in unemployment rose. Since 
then, he has tried to cut spending 
and taxes to give money back to 
the private sector. By doing this, 
Ford leaves room for private 
expansion which creates more 
permanent jobs. Carter's plan for 
decrease in unemployment calls 
for creating federal jobs. Usually 
these jobs are menial and 



degrading. Under President Ford 
four million new jobs have been 
created in 18 months. Also, Ford 
wants to focus welfare benefits on 
those who actually need them. 

Representating Governor 
Jimmy Carter, Senator Virgil 
Goode said that both candidates 
had good and bad points, but 
Jimmy Carter comes ahead in 
good points. He like Ford, also 
wants tax reform which will 
benefit the middle class, instead 
of the rich. He pointed out that 
Carter was in favor of energy 
development and wants to pass 
legislation to control 
consolidation of large oil 
companies. He ended by saying 
"Jinuny Carter offers change for 
the ordinary citizen." 

Roague, during the next four 
minutes attacked Carter's 
evading issues. He said that 
although Carter favored tax 
reforms, he used the same tax 
reduction shelters. Also Carter's 
tax reforms as proposed would 
increase taxes for the middle 
class.Roague said, "I'm sick of 
Carter's avoiding issues" 
referring to conflicting stands 
concerning federal spending, 
amnesty. He also showed defects 
in Georgia's government since 
Carter's governorship. 

Senator Goode commented that 
the democrats have controlled 
Congress for 22 years. He also 
said that Carter was in favor of 
the deconsolidation of large oil 



companies because of the 
monopoly on the coal and 
uranium fields. He finished by 
saying that Carter was in favor of 
more accurable tax for those who 
pay the most; the middle class. 
For the next 20 minutes the 
audience was allowed to ask 
questions. At the end of the 
discussion, the debaters 
commented on the candidates 
they represented. 

Dr. Sullivan, professor at UVA, 
spoke on Thursday night of 
political week. His topic was 
"Liberty or be Crippled; Under- 
standing the Nature of 
Contemporary Political 
Argument". 

He started his lively and 
humorous speech with a Civil 
War story explaining his choice 
of titles. In the 1850's, a Kentucky 
congressman wrote to the 
Virginia congressman about 
Kentucky's non-acceptance of the 
end of slavery. The Virginian 
wrote him about a girl who was 
going to embroider a motto on 
her sweetheart's jacket, but she 
couldn't decide on just the right 
one. "Liberty or Die" seemed to 
be the best one, so she asked him 
about it. He answered by say, 
"Liberty or Die seemed to be too 
severe and couldn't it be changed 
to Liberty or be Crippled." 

This attitude is reflected in 
today's society; there's so much 
apathy, it's very difficult to get 
people to be committed to 



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for Anderson-Shackleford. 



something. 

He continued by stating that 
Public Politics is Public 
Argument. Arguments tell the 
attitudes of people towards 
people in their views. It also lies 
at the bottom of politics. 
Rhetoric-the study of dialogue, is 
used to impress and persuade 
people in these arguments. 
However the state of public 
argument had given rhetonc a 
bad name. President Nixon, in 
his inaugural speech, mentioned 
rhetoric several times. "If it 
were only Nixon and Agnew who 
demeaned rhetoric the present 
election would be simple." 

Dr. Sullivan pointed out that 
people expect those people (the 
politicians) not to misuse 
conversation, but politicians Uke 
Carter, Nuton, and Martin Luther 
King all have made optimistic 
speeches with the 

general theme "The America We 
know..." 

He continued by asking if 
candidates miss speeches. In a 
Roper survey, it was concluded 
that today the average voter 
made his decision on the 
candidates character rather than 
his stands on major issues. This 
was reflected in a comment 
Archie Bunker made on his show 
last week. He said he wouldn't 
sell wheat to the Russians who 
use the wheat to make bread who 
would buy peanut butter to eat 
with the bread. 

Dr. Sullivan also talked about 
the rehersal of candidates to take 



a stand. Most candidates "stay in 
the middle" to suit the most 
people. The Democratic Party 
has been known to write speeches 
based on surveys telling the likes 
and dislikes of people in a certain 
area. He said that most 
candidates use language to avoid 
major issues and issues that 
count are issues of character. 

The news media consisted of 
the next portion of his speech. He 
showed that news telecasts were 
16-20 ideas with 10 commercials 
in between. Reporting is not the 
only aspect of media's effect on 
people's attitudes. Emotion 
provolting commercials also 
have much affect on the viewing 
public, and the media is neither 
good nor bad in this respect. But 
it does have an effect on peoples 
attitudes. For example, Jimmy 
Carter won the first three 
primaries which got the rest of 
America "on the Bandwagon." 

This shows the way media 
covers things determines results 
and it does control peoples 
feelings. 

The debates are the best 
example. Dr. Sullivan pointed out 
that debates can't tell all. The 
candidates had to choose a 
situation that would show their 
character. He also showed that 
the media offers no way for the 
Americans to argue and no 
chance to see an issue in reality. 

After his speech. Dr. Sullivan 
conducted a question-answer 
session in which the audience 
questioned Dr. Sullivan's views. 



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A 

Challenge 



There are very few students who manage to attend 
four years at Longwood College without coming in 
contact at some point with either Residence or Judicial 
Board. Whether this contact is in the form of being a 
board member, defendent, witness, or listening friend, 
virtually everyone knows something about the 
procedure called a trial. 

Residence Board concerns itself primarily with 
offenses occuring in the dorms, and Judicial Board 
handles problems involving lying, cheating and 
stealing. Let's take a look at the differing natures of 
the cases of the two boards. Residence Board tries 
such violations as open house infractions (and in the 
co-ed dorms how many have not broken this rule, but 
look at the few who have been caught), drinking in 
public (how does one go from a hall bathroom 
containing a keg to a room without being in public), 
and leaving and entering dorms after hours (how can 
you confine a free adult to his or her quarters between 
certain hours). Compare the formal trials involving 
these "major" offenses with the trials of Judicial 
Board. Cheating, stealing and plagiarizing are the 
most common violations. How can you justify a board 
trial for illegally leaving a dorm and for cheating on an 
exam with the same seriousness? Granted the offenses 
and hopefully the penalties differ, but the stigma and 
overall fear of a trial are identical. 

It is of no value to complain and expect changes 
without offering some possible solutions. What exactly 
are the purposes of a dorm president? Why not actively 
involve the Dorm Council and let them set penalties for 
minor Residence Board violations? For example, a 
violation of open house hours could receive first a 
verbal warning, second a written warning, and third a 
suspension of visitation privileges for one week end. 
Some circumstances could warrant a trial, but board 
members could decide that. This system would 
eliminate the need for the large number of trials, and 
Residence Board could concern itself with more 
serious and pertinent matters such as property 
damage and possibly small theft claims. Fewer trials 
would also mean that board members could work 
toward changing some of the archaic rules that persist. 
Why has no one looked into the idea of visitation hours 
(luring the week, or converting one of the high rises 
into a co-ed dorm with twenty-four hour visitation for 
those who want it? The idea of allowing beer in 
sorority chapter rooms has been talked about for 
years. Let's finalize it and go on to other things. Once 
upon a lime there was talk of installing an 
investigative committee or office in the two boards, so 
that the chairman and vice-chairman would not be the 
ones to confront the accused student. Investigators 
couid present the case to the entire board, and all 
would be totally objective. Granted, the chairman has 
no vote, but opinions are easily made known in 
nonverbal ways. 

The Rotunda challenges the boards. In this 
beginning year of coeducation, make sure that 
penalties are not given out to set an example, and be 
consistent in the ones that you set. Avoid setting 
harsher penalties for certain students to make a point 
with the rest of the campus. Avoid preoccupation with 
trivialities to the extent of overlooking major offenses. 
Let's face it — there are some rules that the majority 
of this campus breaks, and it seems unfair to prosecute 
only a few. Avoid sitting on a soapbox. There are 
offenses being committed that need serious attention. 
Concentrate on these, and let the petty things solve 
themselves. 



Self-Awareness Lost On Campus 
As Students Don't Bother To Learn 



By LISA SMITH 

Perhaps it is time for some 
straight talk about personal 
awareness. No— not "apathy" or 
"student involvement", or any of 
those words everyone hears from 
the time they step into a 
freshman dorm until the time 
they grab their diploma four 
years later. Those words have 
lost their meaning somewhere in 
the shuffle. 

However, awareness is 
something none of us can afford 
to lose and something we can all 
contribute to. It can be 
awareness of ourselves or 
awareness of other people. Either 
way, we as a student community 
and as individuals need to be 
informed and nuide aware of 
changing attitudes in ourselves 
and others. 

It is a known fact that 
Americans in general take much 
for granted. We have everything 
we need so why bother to become 
aware of things we do not feel we 
are interested in? Self -awareness 
seems to involve some sort of 
background in psychology while 
student awarene^ is something 
we do not have time for. This kind 
of thinking and rationalizing can 
send this country and its 
individuals into a deep depression 
and the only excuse will be that 
no one was "aware" of what was 
going on. 

You may be asking yourself— 
What is all this leading up to? 
Well, there are several ways in 
which we can become aware of 
what is going on in this college 
community and in the world. For 
example, the most conunon topic 
of this year- besides the 
Bicentennial— has been the 
Presidential elections. In an 
effort to inform us as citizens and 
as voters the S-UN set aside last 
week to be Political Week. Many 



hours were spent lining up 
speakers and events so we could 
leam more alwut the election, the 
different political parties, and the 
answers to our questions. But it 
seemed everyone already knew 
everything about the election or 
we just were not interested. The 
latter reason is the best guess and 
there just does not seem to be any 
reason to spend all the monty the 
Student Activities Fee 
Committee allows different 
organizations on something no 
one is interested in. Do not worry 
though students— you were not 
alone— the faculty and 
administration were not 
interested either. 

Many students did not even 
know there was a Political Week. 
This brings us to another point. 
Please consult your weekly 
newspaper. The Rotunda. It is 
senseless to have a weekly 
newspaper if no one is going to 
read it. 

Mass Media tells us that even if 
we do read the paper, it is 
probably about the events and 
topics we are already familiar 
with and know the most about. 
This brings us back to personal 



awareness. In order to expand 
our knowledge we must expand 
our reading and thus gain an 
insight into what is going on 
around us. We all have a 
tendency to shy away from things 
we do not know anything about, 
however, this is really not what is 
best for us. 

Neither the S-UN or The 
Rotunda asks any credit be given 
to them for this service. They 
only ask that we take advantage 
of these resources and use them. 
We paid for them and it is an 
obligation that we owe ourselves 
to become interested in a variety 
of things that benefit us. 

Motivation is lacking on this 
campus and it is up to the 
students to do something about it. 
Remember, who we are now will 
carry over into the years after 
graduation. Educated and 
personally aware people are 
greater in number in the working 
world. 

To those who have supported 
the various happenings on 
campus and off, you are to be 
commended, for you have 
contributed to the best cause 
ever— your own self-awareness. 




A Letter From Chi 

Dear Students, Faculty, and 
Administration: 

Petitions for Major-Minor 
elections are now available. We 
would like to urge those of you 
who have been complaining for a 
year to take an active part in 
Student Government. Air your 
views in a direction where they 
will be heard. If you want to 



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change those rules that have been 
bothering you for years, Get 
Involved. If you feel that the 
Judicial or Residence Board 
trials have been unfair, run for an 
office and change it. 

The Student Government needs 
leaders. It needs people with 
determination, patience, and 
ideals. The best voice within the 
student body is through the 
Student Government. The 
Student Government cannot 
function without good leaders. 
Concerned leaders are essential 
if we ever hope to get the 
apathetic complaints redirected. 

The student leaders of the past 
have worked hard to bring about 
the few changes that we have 
seen and with the added 
dimension of transitions with 
coeducation, the challenge is 
even greater. If we expect to 
continue changing and updating 
the rules and regulations of 
Student Government, we need 
leaders who are not afraid to take 
"No" for an answer. 

Running for an office is not the 
only form of participation needed 
to make the Student Government 
work; there also has to be 
someone supporting those 
leaders. This not only includes a 
vote once a year, it also includes 
suggestions, complaints and 
most of all help. The Student 
Government cannot function if 
the only people working are those 
in the leadership positions. 

We would like to urge you to 
consider these comments 
carefully and if you have certain 
complaints or ideas, fill out a 
petition and run for an office. If 
you don't run, at least support 
those who do. 

Sincerely, 
CHI 1977 

An Appeal 

Dear Students, 

Please do not remove posters 
for events at Longwood until 
after the event has taken place. 
Then you are welcome to the 
posters, but please not before. 

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Apathy Of Students, Prof essors 
Inexcusable And Frustrating 



ByJOLEILI 

On Tuesday evening, October 
the 26, 1 had the good fortune to 
witness what was to be for myself 
a unique and first time 
experience. On that night, at 8:00 
p.m., in the Gold Room, two 
distinguished members of the 
Virginia political system came 
together to match wits and 
policies for a debate. Their 
mannerisms, speech, and issues 
were exceptionally lively and 
colorful, as well as stimulating 
and thought provoking. I was left 
after the hour and a half 
encounter, actually questioning 
my choice for Presidential 
candidate, who until this time I 
had been firmly committed to. 
However, after an hour and a 
half, I was also left with a more 
overriding memory of my 
"unique experience," one of 
embarrasment, humiliation, and 
frustration. The total head count 
that night for the debate was 30. 
Out of a campus consisting of 
roughly 2,000 in the student body, 
this represents about a 1.5 per 
cent attendance. To say the least, 
I was amazed that during a 
presidential election year, one 
with such extreme issues and a 
"neck in neck" race, such a total 
lack of interest could be shown by 
the students. Was an hour and a 
half too much time to give up to 
become exposed to the talents 
and knowledge of these two men, 
who so graciously gave of their 
free time to come and speak at 



Longwood? Was that test the next 
day (if any?) so important that 
one of the representatives, 
Virgial Goode, actually 
mentioned verbally (however not 
maliciously) the 30 person 
attendance? Was the excuse 
inadequate publicity, even 
though the Rotunda publicized 
Political week in October 19, and 
October 26 issues, the event was 
listed on the Student Union 
Calender handed out at the 
beginning of the semester, and 
fliers and a banner appeared on 
campus? In my four years at 
Longwood, after hearing four 
years of complaints from various 
organizations and sources about 
the general apathy of the student 
body, Tuesday night was the 
most outstanding example. 

Note, though, that I only 
mentioned students in my above 
complaint. That is due to the 
simple fact that of those 30 
persons attending the affair, not 
one was a Professor from 
Longwood (with the exception of 
I. B. Dent, Director of Student 
Activities.) Not one of the 
professors who for years have 
been preaching to the students 
that they "don't attend enough or 
any of the lectures offered," 
"Look a well rounded 
education," or "aren't exposed to 
all tbe forms of media such as the 
lectures on this campus," had the 
interest to make a showing at the 
debate. 

These same professors. 



(especially some of whom are in 
departments which should have 
been most interested in aspects of 
this election; and any election 
information), are perhaps the 
same ones who have criticized 
the Student Union in the past, for 
its one sided "Lacking cultural 
and intellectual activities "type 
of program. This was brought to 
the attention of the Student 
Union, and honest, hard, effort is 
being put into revisions, as 
evidenced by political week, the 
Jacques Cousteau series of the 
previous week, and visiting artist 
Muriel Bach on October 12, as 
well as films, concerts, coffee 
houses, mixers, and other more 
social oriented events. What 
would have been the general 
comment if no organization had 
thought to sponsor some sort of 
Politically oriented event on 
campus for the Presidential 
Election year? Apathy? 

Perhaps I am being too harsh, 
though, because Monday night's 
program had a doubled 
attendance of about 60 as 
compared to that of Tuesday, 
which while still not great is 
certainly better. The "improved 
attendance" was for the movie 
the "Candidate," starring Robert 
Redford. Oh, and the reason for 
the "improved attendance?" I 
guess it's just that Redford had to 
be better looking than anyone 
who could have spoken Tuesday 
night. 




Responsibilities, Rules, Duties And 
School Activities Of Longwood Deans 



JERICHO HARP 
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TUES., NOV. 2 
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75' Students 
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ByTOMHAWKE 
And DEB EAGLE 

Since the beginning of the first 
semester, many students have 
been aware of the presence of the 
deans, but they never fully 
understood why they occupied 
the luxurious rooms in the 
Rotunda. Many students have 
formulated theories pertaining to 
the actual responsibilities of the 
deans in regards to the 
functioning of the school. 
However, many questions have 
gone unanswered and therefore, 
questions still remain. In the 
paragraphs that follow, we have 
attempted to inform the students 
of the understood duties of the 
deans as compared to the duties 
which they actually undertake. 
Dean of the College, Dr. 
Carolyn Wells, possessing a B.A., 
M.S. and a Ph.D., is supposed to 
discuss academic problems 
which cannot be resolved by 
faculty advisors or a department 
chairman, resolve exam 
conflicts, get permission to enroll 
in sunmier courses at another 
institution and to take work by 
correspondence. To our 
knowledge, this is exactly what 
she does. As far as discussing 
academic problems, as you will 
later see, every dean on campus 
does this. Exams haven't been 
given yet, so we can't really 
comment on her actions in exam 
conflicts. As freshmen, we 
haven't had the opportunity of 
getting permission to enroll in 
summer courses at another 
institution, which is given by her. 
Therefore, we can define Dean 
Wells as an upperclassmen-dean; 
that is, strictly working with the 
problems of upper-classmen. 

Dean of the Students, Dr. Mary 
Heintz, possessing a B.A., M.S. 
and Ph. D., is supposed to discuss 
personal problems with the 



students, discuss social 
regulations, obtain information 
atout sororities (and soon to be 
fraternities), arrange for late 
return of groups to campus, 
withdraw from college, check the 
activities calendar, make roorj 
changes and make changes of 

adress. 

According to Dean Heintz, her 
duties include counseling 
students with any kind of 
problems except academic 
problems, student rosters, 
helping students undecided about 
a career or major, advising 
them, resolving any problems 
concerning the dining haU, the 
student union, the activities 
calendar, but she does not serve 
as a disciplinarian. We find it 
difficult to understand how she 
can find time for such duties, 
when she is constantly engaged in 
some formal meeting. 

Assistant Dean of the Students, 
Terri Swann, possessing a B.S., 
and a M. Ed., stated that her job 
was also counseling, both 
academic and personal. 
However, unlike Dean Heintz, 
Dean Swann has time to talk to 
the students about losing their 
contacs down the sink. Among 
her more important duties, are 
housing and dealing with 
problems concerning the 
Residence Halls. She seems to do 
quite well at this, as is evident by 
the good condition of the housing 
arrangements. 

Associate Dean of the Students, 
Dr. Jan Harris, possessing a B.S., 
M.S. and Ed. D., carries on the 
same duties as Dean Heintz, 
which were previously 
mentioned. 

Assistant Dean of the College, 
James C. Gussett, possessing a 
B.A., M.Ed., and a Ed. D., 
carries on the same duties as 
Dean Wells, which were also 



previously mentioned. 

According to the Longwood 
College Student Handbook, p. 129, 
the primary function of the Head 
Resident is to counsel students 
with their personal problems. It 
appears that each dean of the 
college also has a "primary 
function" of this nature. 
Evidently, we have an 
intersection of these two jobs. 
Should we cast our Head 
Residents out into the cold and 
one day read their names on the 
unemployment list? 

With this in mind and the 
evident fact that many jobs of the 
deans do overlap; just what do 
they specialize in when using so 
many different titles of 
authority? It kind of makes you 
wonder. 



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LC Actors Strike Again With Production Of 
'The Glass Menagerie' To Be Staged Nov. 1113 



By SUSIE TRANSUE 

Just three weeks after the 
production of William 
Shakespeare's play, 12th Night, 
the Longwood Players and the 
Department of Speech and 
Dramatic Arts are in full swing 
again. This time it is Tennessee 
Williams' play. The Glass 
Menagerie. The production dates 
are November 10-13, starting at 
7:30 in Jarman Auditorium with 
admission free to all Longwood 
students, $2.00 for guests and 
$1.00 for groups. The Glass 
Menagerie, an intriguing two-act 
play, evolves around a southern 
family consisting of a well- 
meaning but over-bearing 
mother; an insecure, crippled 
daughter and a son who is 
discontented with his family life. 



All the actors in this production 
feel very secure with their 
characters and the show as a 
whole. Glenn Leftwich, who is 
portraying Tom Wingfield, the 
son, is a sophomore and a Speech 
and Drama Major. Glenn sees his 
character as a "dissatisfied 
poet" who is disgusted with the 
situation at home. Having many 
family obligations^ Tom is seen 
as a pathetic individual that feels 
he will never get a break unless 
he makes it himself. Glenn enjoys 
portraying Tom and when asked 
how he interprets the character 
he said, "I do not want to analyze 
the character too much because 
it takes too much away from his 
true emotions, although I do see 
him as a selfish individual by 
normal human standards." 



Playing the part of Amanda 
Wingfield, the mother, Patti Can- 
sees her character as an 
eccentric and highly strung 
individual. Patti is a junior and a 
History and English major. This 
will be the first time on stage for 
Patti and when asked how she 
feels she said that, "all the actors 
have such positive and secure 
attitudes about the show that I 
have received such good feelings 
which helps take away my 
nervousness." With Amanda's 
southern accent and old- 
fashioned attitudes, Patti 
believes that she is, "an elderly 
Scarlet O'Hara who plots alittle 
and will maneuver to get her 
way." Patti does not feel rushed 
or pressured and is enjoying the 
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LC Players Realize Inexperiencey 
See Hustle As Main Asset 



By MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

The men's soccer team which 
has been together now for little 
more than a month, has stopped 
to look at themselves and locate 




and are working hard to develop difference between practices and 

the potential they possess, games. "During practices. he 

Speaking of the performance of couldn't hang onto the ball, but 

the first match, which is equally during the game he was a totally 

applicable to the team's different man — he just played 

performance in general, Richard fantastic." 

their mistakes stronger asoects commented, "It was definitely ,The final question asked of the 

aidoSalSw^^^ our hustle that helped us -there players was, "What do you think 

X^ sever^TotSS^^^ were a lot of guys 4o didn't have of H^ as a team?" Dave 

S lin^h thP lnh,S^ '^^ control, but just because Of their answered that H-S was 

spoke with the Rotunda. Those ^^^^ ^^ '^^^ ^^ ^^ ^^^^ "definitely a good team, but I 

they beat them to the ball." don't think they play together as 

Richard continued, "Despite the a team." He added, "They play 

fact that only eight of us have too much of an air game." John 

really played soccer, we looked commented that they "were 

like a team that disorganized as a team." Bill felt 
had. . . .practiced quite a while." 
John described the defense as 
possessing an "extraordinary 
amount of initiative and 
agressiveness." Bill felt that the 
team was a "little unorganized." 






players were: 

Richard Hunt, a freshman 
physics major, playing the 
positions of left wing and half 
back; 

David Yerkes, a freshman 
business management major, 
playing the positons of wing and 
half back; 

John Giza, a freshman 
majoring in earth science, 
playing the positions of full back 
and half back; and 

Bill Hesse, a junior therapeutic 
recreation major, playing the 
position of full back. 

When asked for the opinion of 
the first match with H-S, Richard 
commented, "I think we beat 
them despite the score." John 
added, "We played 

better . . played good defense. ' ' 
Bill agreed that "The defense 
played damn good." Bill also 
stated, "We won a lot — we won 
dignity." Commenting on the 
impression that the Longwood 
team made on the H-S team. Bill 
said, "We left them with their 
mouths hanging open." 

The Longwood team is 
basically inexperienced as a 
team. The players realize this 



somewhat different that John 
concerning the team's 
organization. He saw H-S as 
organized, "They knew 
positions; they knew what to do, 
what to expect." And he added, 



When asked if he saw any talent "But they did not have the spunk, 

on the Longwood team, he the initiative to get up and go that 

replied, "Yes I did — very much. I felt we had." 

David and Billy, they can control The players are indeed excited 

the ball." to be playing soccer and to be 

All the guys had similar praise playing for Longwood. It shows, 

for one player — goalie Bud they run hard, and they have 

Atkins. Richard noted the done a nice job! 



H-SC Players Surprised At First 
Meet, See Potential In LC Team 



By MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

After the second match with H- 
S last Thursday, three H-S soccer 
players offered comments on the 
same questions asked of the 
liOngwood Players. As members 
of an organized soccer 
team, they evaluated the teams 
objectively. 

•'layer Eric Zedaker was 
basically impressed with the 
lx)ngwood team. He conmiented, 
"There are al)out four good 
guys they play well 

individually, but they're not a 
team yet." One of the players 
which he complimented was 
goalie Bud Atkins, "The goalies's 
probably the best guy on the 
team." Comparing the two 
matches, Eric stated that 
Longwood played a worse game 
the second match than they did 
the first. Feeling that H-S was 
more organized the second 
match, he conunented that the H- 
S half backs carried the game 
and were able to get over the 



Ix)ngwood full backs, "The full 
backs didn't know how to play 
it." Eric also suggested that 
longwood might have passed 
more. When asked of the 
potential of the team, Eric 
forecasted optomistically, 
"They'll be good once they get 
together." 

After viewing the first match, 
Tom Coyle, a half back, "was 
impressed with a couple guys." 
He felt that I^ongwood gave H-S a 
good game, and added that H-S 
was basically unorganized. After 
the second match Tom believed 
that both teams remained 
unorganized, but he felt that the 
Longwood team "had an idea 
what to do with the ball." He also 
added, "You came a lot closer to 
scoring today." 

Jimmy Lewis, a player-coach, 
commented that during the 
second match Longwood "didn't 
play as well; we played much 
t>etter, we had some people that 
didn't play last time." Jimmy 
contributed the strength of H-S 
during the second match to the 



fact that they were surprised by Tom Coyle.) 



Longwood during the first match, 
"1 think we were surprised 
winning one to nothing last week 
and I think a lot of people got 
fired up." He sees potential in the 
Longwood team and hopes to see 
it developed. He offered, "We've 
been taking to your coaches and 
we're trying to get them to keep 
on pushing soccer because the 
potential's there." 

The question was asked if there 
was any hostility between the two 
teams. Jimmy answered, "H-S 
guys don't want to lose to 
Longwood guys, so there's a little 
pride involved." Eric added, 
"There are no hostilities on the 
field." 

When the subject of Coach 
Williamson came up, Jimmy 
stated, "If you can get a coach 
who can take a team that's never 
played before and play as well as 
those guys can, he's doing all 
right." 

(The Rotunda extends its 
appreciation to the Hanqxien- 
Sydney players for their 
cooperation. A special thanks to 




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LC Runs Hard Game 
As Re-match Brings Defeat 



By MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

The Longwood and Hampden- 
Sydney teams met for a re-match 
last Thursday at Hampden- 
Sydney. Longwood was again 
defeated, 4-0, but that is not to say 
that they did not run a hard 
game. H-S was prepared for the 
match and gave us a good game. 
The four goals were scored with 
two in each half. Those players 
scoring were Skip Baker (two 
goals), Tom Crowder, and Jay 
Hundley. 

Longwood's team, compared to 
that of H-S, is unorganized and 
less skilled, but the efforts and 
energy which Longwood puts into 
their game cannot be measured. 
The team strenuously strives to 
better themselves with each 
practice and each game. 

Goalie Bud Atkins deserves a 
great deal of credit. Four goals 
may have gotten by him, but 



Soccer Coach Dick Williamson Sees 
First Season As Proving Ground 



By MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

For those of you who are 
unaware of it, there are sbrteen 
guys who get together every 
other afternoon about 5:30 at the 
campus school and kick a black 
and white ball around — they are 
better known as the men's soccer 
team. 

Over the past month Coach 
Williamson has put together a JV 
team. Although several guys on 
the team had played in high 
school, others had never before 
played. Practices were more of a 
teaching and learning situation 
than a coaching situation. 
Practice was formally scheduled 
for Monday, Wednesday, and 
Friday yet the team met on their 
own time to learn and practice 
skills. The players living on first 
floor Tabb conduct strategy 
meetings everyday where the 
guys group together and talk 
soccer. 

Coach Williamson, several 
players, and several Hampden- 
Sydney players were very 
cooperative and made 
themselves available to the 
Rotunda for comments and 
interviews. This is Dick 
Williamson's first year at 
Longwood; he is a Mississippi U. 
alumni. Speaking of the first 
match with H-S (the score was 1- 
0, H-S), the coach said, "Having 
only been practicing for about a 
month, I think we did super; we 
got 105 per cent play out of 
everybody." He added, "I think 
H-S was good, I don't think they 
were any better than we were. 



more would have gotten by him if 
he did not posses the skill that he 
does. Considering the area which 
he has to guard, and the intense 
pressure put upon him. Bud 
played a nice game. 

For a spectator on the 
sidelines, more than once you'll 
hear the co-captains' "Hustle! 
Hustle!" And hustle is exactly 
what number 33, Walter Hughes 
does. Much to the advantage of 
the Longwood team, he can run. 
Tommy Pultz and Richard Hunt, 
among others played extremely 
hard. 

The Longwood soccer team 
really deserves our support, but 
you won't understand why until 
you've seen them play. The next 
match is scheduled for Saturday, 
November 6 at Lynchburg 
College. (10:30 a.m.) The team's 
first home game will be played 
Thursday November 11, against 
Southside Conununity College. 



being honest." The coach 
explained that the team made 
some early mistakes because it is 
a young team. It takes a little 
time for the team to get to know 
each other, who can play what 
best, and where. 

As Coach Williamson is new at 
Longwood, he did not know what 
to expect from H-S, but said of the 
first match, "We felt we could 
play with them and give them a 
fairly competitive game even 
though we didn't feel, we were, 
or should be, as skilled." Despite 
the disadvantage that H-S has an 
organized soccer team, the team 
played well. He faulted the team 
for concentrating too heavily on 
getting into position to shoot, 
rather than shooting. 

There were several problems 
in the first match, some of which 
will take awhile to overcome. 
During the first match the coach 
was anxious to witness the 
physical condition of the guys. 
Because of the small number of 
players, substitutes were 
infrequent and the players tired 
easily. Taking that into 
consideration, the coach 
commented, "We played as well 
as, and sometimes better than H- 
S." 

Commenting on last 
Thursday's performance. Coach 
Williamson stated that he did not 
think that either team played as 
well as in the previous match. He 
felt that our players ran hard, 
and that they got down to the 
goal, but just didn't get it in. 

Coach Williamson also 



Soccer 

Team 

Members 



Bud Atkins 

Kevin Bedsworth 

Bill Breedon (Co-Capt.) 

Jimmy Bryant 

Donnie Cox 

Gred Dunn 

Dave Gates 

John Giza 

Bill Hesse 

Walter Hughes 

Richard Hunt 

Randy May 

Steve Nelson 

Tonuny Pultz 

Todd Stebbing 

David Yerkes (Co-Capt.) 



conunented on the inexperience 
of some of the players. He looks 
upon this season as a "proving 
ground" for the team. The 
athletes are still in training and 
there is more teaching than 
coaching at this point. The team 
is also still in the process of 
organization. The coach 
commented, "Enthusiasm that 
college freshmen exhibit will off 
set experience." As all of the 
players except one are freshmen, 
if they stay with it, they will build 
a solid foundation for the 
upcoming seasons. 

The coach sees the rivalry that 
is growing between the teams as 
healthy. Expecting that rivalry to 
grow, he stated, "It's already 
pretty intense, but that's not bad 
as long as you keep it within 
reason kept in the spirit 
atmosphere rather than in a 
destructive atmosphere." Coach 
Williamson extended his 
gratitude to H-S for scheduling 
the two matches. 

Speaking for the players as 
well as himself, he offered, 
"we're excited and pleased with 
the support Ix)ngwood has given 
us we'll play better if we know 
Ix)ngwood is behind us." The 
soccer team certainly deserves 
all the support we can give them! 

( As a side comment, speaking 
of his first impression.s of 
Longwood, Coach Williamson 
said, "I think Longwood is 
fantastic — one of the friendliest 
and warmest college campuses 
I've ever been on I'm 
impressed ! ) 




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Four Steps Discussed 
In Molding Future 



Owen Phillips, resident 
director of the Barter Theatre, 
will be appearing at Longwood 
Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. and 
Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. 



Student Government Elections To Be Held 
December 6 For All Three Boards 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

It's election time at Longwood. 
The 1976 presidential elections 
are fast becoming history but the 
Student Government election 
process is just beginning. Bonnie 
(iheen announced the tentative 
schedule for elections at the 
October 25 legislative Board 
meeting. 

Tentative Election Schedule 
October 31, Requests to Run go 
out. 



November 10, Requests to Run 
are due by 10:00 p.m. 

November 13, Requests to Run 
are posted. 

November 30, Campaign 
Speeches. 

December 6, Elections. 

December 13, Representative 
Elections. 

Susann Smith, chairman of 
Legislative Board, said, "If you 
are contemplating running for an 
office, don't, just run." Emily 



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Burgwyn, vice-chairman of 
Legislative Board, said, "When 
you run (for an office) its all 
personal fulfillment." Emily 
explained that nobody pats you 
on the back but said, "You learn 
so much." 

The offices of chairmen and 
vice-chairmen are open to rising 
seniors. Rising juniors may 
request to run for secretary and 
other offices. A candidate must 
have a 2.00 average. 

Emily Burgwyn said that sign- 
up sheets for the committees of 
Student Liaison, Academic 
Affairs, Student Activities Fees 
and Pulbications Board will be 
posted in the New Smoker soon. 
Legislative Board 
representatives were told to 
encourage students to sign-up for 
these committees. 

A press conference with Dr. 
Willett will be held on Tuesday, 
November 16 at 12:45 in the Gold 
Room. Topics to be discussed at 
the press conference will be 
printed in the November 8 issue 
of The Rotunda. 

The Stuff-the-Bus contest, 
sponsored by Legislative Board, 
has been approved. Karen 
Kimbrough and Mary Bruce 
Hazelgrove are in charge of this 
project designed to raise money 
for the Herbert R. BlackweU 
Scholarship. Details about the 
contest will be published in later 
editions of The Rotunda. 

Susann Smith summarized 
comments made by Dr. Willett at 
a luncheon held for Legislative 
Board on October 25. Dr. Willett 
announced that there was $6,000 
available to spend on capital 
improvements around campus. 
The Snack Bar is one area 
marked for improvements 
starting in December. The 
improvements to the Snack Bar 
should be finished by the 
beginning of next semester. Dr. 
WUlett also acknowledged that 
communications between the 
administration and students 
could be improved. Dr. Willett 
explained that deteriorated 
steam pipes are being replaced in 
front of Cox and Wheeler. The 
new steam pipes will save money 
by reducing heat loss. The 
construction on South 
Cunningham is directed towards 
fixing its leaky roof. 

The November 8 meeting of 
Legislative Board will be held in 
South Cunningham at 7:00. 



By MAUREEN HANLEY 

Dressed in his country's robe, 
the Venerable Ladhu Reripoche 
entered the C. Room in Lankford 
at 1:00 on October 28th. Behind 
him walked Professor Jeffrey 
Hopkins, who is a member of the 
University of VA's Department of 
Religious Studies. 

The topic that they discussed 
was the Tibetan technique 
for mind development. The 
Venerable would speak in his 
native language and professor 
Hopkins would interpret what the 
abbot was saying. 

The abbot started his 
discussion by stating that "we 
are living in a time of freedom, 
where we have the right to 
practice any type of religion that 
we desire." He said that since we 
have this power now is the time to 
achieve whatever we want in 
order to improve the future." The 
abbot then discussed the 
techniques a person should use, 
in order to mold a better future 
for themselves. "The first step is 
to engage in a means to improve 
this lifetime, which is why people 
select a religious practice. "Using 
this idea, the abbot then 
discussed Budda and one 
formation of his religion, and the 
various forms of teaching his 
beliefs. 

In order to save time, the abbot 
selected the "Teaching of the 
Great Vechencal," to discuss. He 
stated that "the welfare of others 
is extremely important in the 
Great Vechencal and the way 
that you train for this 
achievement is through the mind 
of enlightment. The abbot then 
proceeded to discuss the earthly 
difference between a friend, an 
enemy and a neutral person. In 
this discussion, he explained that 
. in this technique there is no 
difference between 
the three, because a person who 



is a friend now was an enemy in 
the past, while a person who is a 
friend now will be a neutral 
person in the future. So that "all 
three have helped or hurt in 
sometime in your lifetime, thus 
there is no difference. When a 
person has reached the point of 
understanding this he has 
completed the 1st step and 
proceeds to the 2nd step. 

In this step, the individual 
"recognizes everyone as his 
mother and he extends his mind 
back through his birth stage, 
fetus stage and continues past his 
numerous lifetimes. During this 
time he realizes that he had an 
unlimited number of mothers, 
thus everyone has been his 
mother in one of his previous 
lifes." The abbott stated that this 
stage is very dificult to do and it 
takes a great effort to achieve 
this point. 

The third stage, a person 
enters, is when the individual is 
aware of his mother's kindness 
and the hardships that she has 
undertaken. He stated that "a 
mother will do whatever she can 
to take care of her child and that 
she does not think of herself. 
"Once you have reached this 
stage you should extend your 
kindness to others," said the 
abbott. 

The fourth stage is when the 
individual develops the intentions 
to repay everyone for their 
kindness. Once this has been 
achieved then the person should 
move to the "'love of 
pleasantness" and then the mode 
of cultural passion. 

In the last step, stated the 
abbott, the individual examines 
himself and discovers that he is a 
free being. When this person 
realizes the power in his interior 
himself then he is a Budda and 
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LC Volleyball Team Loses To Mary Washington 
But Wins Against Ferrum And Liberty Baptist 



Page? THE ROTUNDA. Tuesday. November 2, 1976 



ByTERIDUNNIVANT 

On October 26, the Longwood 
College volleyball teams again 
took to the road, traveling to 
Mary Washington for the week's 



Thursday's games with Ferrum 
and Liberty Baptist College. 

Thursday night saw 
Longwood's varsity capture their 
first wins of the season. They 



first match. Longwood took some easily took the first game from a 
time to warm up, and dropped the much improved Ferrum team 15- 



first game to Mary Wash. 15-5 
Then they turned it around and 
put it together for a win in the 
second, taking it 15-13. The third 
game Longwood played in style. 
They traded points with Marh 
Wash, and made some fantastic 
plays, but they just didn't hold on 
long enough. Mary Washington 
took the game 15-12 and Match. 
Then the JV's came out— ready 
to play after a two week layoff. 
Freshman Kaye Carter, in her 
first starting appearance, ripped 
off ten quick service points before 
Mary Washington could get the 
ball. The points were long, but it 
was a short game for the JV's at 
IW. In the second game Mary 
Wash, came alive and started 
sending the ball back. LC just 
wasn't playing their game, and 
after losing Cindy Thomas to a 
reinjured knee, they lost some 
composure and also lost the game 
15-6. LC got everything back 
together in the last game, but 
won the game and match in 
somewhat sloppy form. The last 
one went to Longwood 15-12. 
Wednesday night the varsity 
traveled to Jefferson Forrest 
High School to play an exhibition 
match at the school's annual 

volleyball tournament. They took game loss." She also noted 
on Lynchburg College for the per cent improvement" in 
second time this season, but lost 
in a close match in which coach 
Carolyn Price said she "almost 
had heart failure" during some 
points. The team's improved play 
was only a preliminary to 



3. The momentum didn't hold, 
however, as Ferrum came back 
in the second game leaving LC on 
the short end of a 15-2 score. The 
third game proved to be another 
battle with LC and Ferrum 
trading points several times until 
the Blues finally grabbed the 
lead and pulled out the game 15- 
13. The Liberty-Ferrum match 
followed, which Liberty took in 
two games. 

In the final match of the night, 
Longwood met Liberty, again 
taking the first game 15-13. But as 
in the previous match, LC 
couldn't hold on in the second. 
They started out well, but 
dropped the lead and fell behind. 
Liberty took that game 15-8. 
Again the third game was the 
wild conclusion to the match. 
Longwood gave the home fans 
some thrills— and a victory which 
well deserved their second 
standing ovation of the night. 

The final score was Longwood 
15, Liberty 7. 



and built some confidence, Mrs. 
Price is hopeful of a successful 
conclusion to the season. 

The results from Saturday's 
Lynchburg tournament will be in 
next week's Rotunda. This week, 
on Tuesday night (tonight), 
Longwood plays their last home 
games of the season. The games 
are against William and Mary 
and Bridgewater College, and 
they begin at 7:00 in Her gym. 
Wednesday has in store a trip to 
VSU in one of the annual "big" 
games of the season. As 
Tuesday's game is the last one at 
home, a large crowd would be 
marvelous. Please come out and 
support the teams by making lots 
of noise. Again we offer 
congratulations to the teams and 
hopes for continued success. 




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SPORT FOLLIES 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

Joy has been restored in the 
hearts of those who withstand the 
winters' fury to watch those ever- 
loving girls who call themselves 
hockey players. I think a little bit 
of joy also arose in the 



Speaking on the week's games, themselves as they ripped Mary 
Mrs. Price said, "The JV Washington 6-0 and VCU 1-0 in 



deserves a lot of credit for 
winning the third game from 
Mary Wash., because it's really 
hard to come back after a second 

"100 
the 
varsity's game against 
Lynchburg, and she's looking 
forward to playing them again 
and taking the match. With both 
teams having won some matches, 
the varsity two and JV's three. 



Longwood Lancers Travel To 
Averrett For First Horseshow 



ByKATHIEMARTH 

The Longwood Lancers' first 
inercollegiate horseshow was 
held at Averett College on 
October 8th. Member colleges 
represented were: Averett, 
Hollins, Longwood, Lynchburg, 
Madison, Mary Baldwin, 
Randolph-Macon Women's 
College, Southern Seminary, 
Sweet Briar, U. Va., and Virginia 
Interment. Competing for 
Longwood's team were Kathie 
Marth, Debbie Cross, Brenda 
Wile, Megan McDonald, Kathy 



Debbie Cross — Advanced 
championship. 

Kathie Marth — Reserve 
Advanced Championship. 

Margaret Jackson — 
Intermediate Championship. 

Dee Clemmer — Reserve 
Intermediate Championship. 

Jane Doyle — Advanced 
Beginner Championship. 

Patti Clayton — Reserve 
Advanced Beg. Championship. 

Louann Gilmore — Beginner 
Championship. 

Sabrina Wilson — Reserve 



this week's contest. 

Longwood traveled to Mary 
Washington College last Tuesday 
to take on the winless Mary Wash 
squad. The girls were flashing 
shades of their old form as they 
recorded 38 shots on goal and 
over nine minutes of penetration 
time. Inners Terry Voit and Carol 
Filo shot in three goals apiece to 
give LC the large margin. 
Objectively speaking, I must say 
the team looked a bit better than 
they had in previous outings. 
However, I must withhold the 
ultimate praise because I know 
the team has the potential to do 
better. Hopefully they are 
stockpiling all their talent and 
plan to utilize it in the upcoming 
tournaments. 

The squad also recorded a 1-0 



time. Terry Voit took the scoring 

honor midway into the first half 

that put Longwood on top. With 

one non conference game to go, 

the team record stands as weight 

wins three losses and two ties. 

The JV squad ended their 

girls season with two impressive wins 

over Mary Washington and VCU. 

Linda Baumler, Debbie Kinzel, 

Kim Furbee and Suzanne Ash 

each scored once to give LC a 4-0 

win over Mary Wash. The VCU 

game went to Longwood on goals 

by Courtney Mills, Linda 

Baumler and Debbie Kinzel, with 

the final score being 3-1. This 

gives the JV's an impressive 

record of ten wins, and two 

losses. Congrats on a job well 

done, baby blues. 

The "play of the week' occurred 
last week; this prestigious honor 
goes to freshman Wanda 
Peterson, who proved that you 
don't have to put the ball in the 
cage to score. Miss Peterson was 
attempting a penalty flick 
against VPI, and although the 
flick went over the cage, she was 
awarded the goal due to a goalie 
infraction. A job well done, 



victory over VCU in their final Wanda, for a job that you almost 
home game of the season. The didn't do. 
girls put on a good show of Player of the Week goes to the 
stickwork, footwork and Virginia Beach Baby, Miss Carol 
teamwork as they recorded over Filo. Carol, a junior physical 
fourteen minutes of penetration education major, has had just a 

bit of trouble scoring this year. 
But apparently she has found the 
handle, as illustrated by her 



Castagna, Margaret Jackson, Bejinner Championship 

Pat Perkins, and Amy Trimmer. 

Special congratulations to Debbie 

Cross who placed 2nd in Maiden 

Horsemanship, and Kathy 

Castagna 4th in Maiden 

Horsemanship Over Fences. The 

whole team and their advisor, 

Miss Sally Bush, and 

photographer Dee Clemmer 

deserve recognition for a full day 

of participating in the pouring 

rain! 

The Lancer's Fall Horsehow, 
held at Hampden Stables Friday 
the 15th, was a big success. 
Results of the show are as 
follows: 



The Lancer's riding team has a 
schedule of horseshows yet to 
attend. Friday, the 5th of Nov. 
will have them competing up at 
Oak Manor, sponsored by 
Madison and Mary Baldwin 
Colleges. The following Friday 
will find them at Hollins, followed 
by Southern Seminary on the 
19th. 



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BETWEEN 
IC & H-SC 
THIS WEEK 



three goals against Mary 
Washington. Nice, Carol, nice. 
And now for the highlight of the 
column; the "Sally Custer 
Quip": "The drying up of Mary's 
Wash" and the destruction of 
"Virginia's Common Wealth" 
served as a warning of the 
strength with which Hurricane 
Longwood will be hitting the 
Tidewater Area next week end at 
the state tournament." 



Tennis Record 
Remains Good 

By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

The Ix)ngwood Women's Tennis 
team has now played a total of 10 
matches with various colleges. 
Their record to date is 6 wins, 3 
loses, and 1 tie. They have 
defeated Randolph-Macon twice, 
Randolph-Macon Women's 
College, Mary Washington, VCU, 
and Sweet Briar. William and 
Mary, Mary Washington and 
Madison have been the only 
teams to defeat Longwood. The 
one tie was with Westhampton. 

Lisa King, who has been on the 
team for four years, is the only 
senior on the tennis team and 
played her last match yesterday 
against Sweet Briar. She and 
Mary Barrett won the deciding 
doubles game of the match to put 
Longwood ahead 54. 



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'The Glass Menagerie' 



(Continued from Page 3) 

closeness of the cast and crewi. 

The pitiful, young character of 

Laura Wingfield, the crippled 

daughter, is being played by a 



rehersals and the cast has taught 
her to relax and enjoy more. 

Also enjoying himself is Alan 
Boone, a sophomore and a l^ech 
and Drama major, who is playing 



sophomore and Speech Pathology the part of Jim O'Conner, Tom's 

major, Bene Blake. People refer friend. Jim is an average 

to Laura as Tom's "little sister", individual who works with 

although she is older than he is, "Shakespeare," Tom's nickname 

because of her insecure and from work, and is a pleasant and 

pathetic outlooks on life. Laura is easy-going character. Alan feels, 

ver dependent on her family and as the rest of the cast does, that 

a very fragile individual who sees the show is coming along well and 

herself as "a piece of my glass will definitely be ready for the 



menagerie." When asked about 
the character Laura, Bene 
repUed that, "Uura is letting her 
crippled leg stop her from 
maturing and meeting people." 
Bene does not feel that the short 
span between the production of 
12th Night and the production of 
The Glass Menagerie has hurt the 
actor performances at all and 
that the cast is indeed ready for 



the opening night. Adding to that, 

liene replied that she is normally interpretations, 

an uptight individual but the helpful hints. 



production dates. 

The cast's assurance of 
readiness is due to the superior 
guidance of Dr. Lockwood, the 
Director of The Glass Menagerie. 
By taking their scripts away at 
an early date. Dr. Lockwood 
helped the cast become more 
secure in their parts. He has also 
allowed each actor to interpret 
his own individual characters but 
if he disagrees with their 
he gave them 



Penny Trice To Give Recital 
Nov. 11 In Wygal Recital Hall 



By SHARON KAY CONNOR 

On November 11, 1976, Penny 
Trice, a mezzo-soprano, will give 
her senior recital at 8:00 p.m. in 
Wygal's Molnar Recital Hall. The 
recital will be unusual in the 
son.se that there will be some 
thin^js involved with the recital 
which have never been done 
before on a student recital. 

Penny will open her recital 
with some movements from 
"Concerto Vocale" by Christoph 
iiernard. These selections will be 
accompanied by an instrumental 
ensemble which is made up of 
Hobin Hewitt— organ, Susan 
Bernard— flute, Nell Jones- 
Violin, and Charles Berkman— 
Cello. The use of an instrumental 
ensemble accompanying a singer 
IS a first for Ix)ngwood's music 
department. 

.'^usan Chambers will 
accompany Penny m some light 
Knglish songs with guitar. By 



the recital. Penny will also sing a 
few Arthur Sullivan and a Johann 
Strauss songs. Later selections 
are taken from "The Hums of 
Pooh" which are from the story 
"Winnie the Pooh" by A.A. 
Milne. 

The last part of the recital will 
be an operatic ensemble 
performing a scene from "The 
Marriage of Figaro,;; Act III, 
Penny will be Marcellina who 
Figaro is sentenced to marry. 
The rest of the characters are: 
Don Curzio— Charles Mason, 
Figaro— Henry Dahlman, 
Count— Bill Mckaig, Sussanna— 
Rene Rowland, and 

Barttlo— Robert Chandler. The 
operatic ensemble is the first 
time in I ongwood's history that a 
group will perform with the 
senior. 

With the ideas and work of the 
voice teacher, Norma Williams, 
and the abilities of the 



OPEN HEARING ON SPECIAL 
AND CAPITAL PROJECTS- 
LONG AND SHORT RANGE: On 
November 3, 1976 in the ABC 
Rooms of Lankford from 1:45 
p.m. until 2:45 p.m. interested 
faculty, staff and students are 
encouraged to attend this special 
bearing on projects. Yon are 
invited to make your views and 
your requests known to Dr. 
Willett and staff members who 
will be present. If the meeting 
time is not convenient, you may 
submit your ideas in writing to 
my office but get these in, please, 
by Nov. 5, 1976. 

Residence Board 
Oct. 26, 1976 

Dining Hall Committee Report: 

There will be a Dining Hall 
Committee Meeting Tuesday, 
November 2, 1976, at 3:30 p.m. in 
the alcove. 
New Business: 

1. Mary Meade Saunders has 
been appointed Vice Chairman of 
Residence Board for the 
remainder of the semester. 

2. Cam Oglesby was elected by 
the Board to fill the position of 
Secretary of Residence Board for 
the remainder of the semester. 

3. Sheets concerning the use of 
facilities after open house hours 
will be passed out to the students 
in the near future. The Chairman 
will be talking to the Residence 
Hall Councils about this. 



THE CLASS OF "82" 




I Don't care if ma dorm is coed 

THE INDIVIDUAL SWoWER STAU3 AREmV! 



Faculty Status Granted To 
Administrative Personnel By State 



using the guitar, the songs will be performers and instrumentalists, 

performed authentically as they Penny's recital will be a 

were in the 1500-1600's, and will historical mark for the music 

be one of the unusual aspects of department. 



The primary reason for the 
granting of faculty status to 
certain administrative personnel 
is an attempt on the part of State 
officials to insure that a high 
percentage of administrative 
personnel would be individuals 
who had a faculty background or 
who possessed academic 
qualifications similar to faculty 
members. This was true at the 
inception of the program and 
remains true today. A secondary 
purpose of the program was to 
provide flexibility in salary 
negotiations. 

From the early inception of this 
program, a large number of 
administrative appointments 



have come from faculty rank. 
Many of these individuals have 
indicated that they would not 
accept such an appointment 
unless their faculty rank is 
maintained. Many admin- 
istration personnel also teach a 
class as a part of their total 
institutional assignment. The 
accrediting agencies demand 



professional requirements of the 
teaching staff may be given 
appropriate faculty rank as 
determined by the governing 
boards. 

The program existed as far 
back as 1964 and has been 
amended a number of times, 
most recently in June, 1975. The 
program calls for persons 



that such individuals hold faculty appointed to the list of positions 

outlined in the attached memos to 
meet the minimal qualifications 
for entrance to the academic 
profession. Because many 
institutions have, in the past, and 
continue to have, some situations 



rank. Supervisors of student 
teachers shall be classified not 
lower than 2 instructors and 
advanced on academic 
qualifications and merit. 
Administrative deans, directors 







SCHEDULE OF 


EXAMINATIONS 








First Semester, 


1976 


-77 Session 








October, 1976 




Examination Day 
and Date 


Morning 
9:00-12:00 




Afternoon 
2:00-5:00 


Evening 
7:00-10:00 


Monday 
December 


13 


English 100 
(al 1 sections) 




10:00 Monday 


*8:00 Tuesday 


Tuesday 
December 


14 


1 1 :00 Monday 




12:00 Monday 


*9:00 Monday 


Wednesday 
December 


r 

15 


8:00 Tuesday 




2:00 Monday 


*9:25 Tuesday 


Thursday 
December 


16 


9:00 Monday 




3:25 Tuesday 


*8:00 Monday 


Friday 
December 


17 


2:00 Tuesday 




3:00 Monday 


*I0:50 Tuesday 


Saturday 
December 


18 


9:25 Tuesday 




4:50 Tuesday 




Monday 
December 


20 


1 :00 Monday 




8:00 Monday 


* 10:00 Monday 


Tuesday 
December 


21 


10:50 Tuesday 




4:25 Monday 


*l 1 :00 Monday 



of student personnel services and ^ which individuals with only the 
their immediate administrative bachelor's degree have been 
assistants who meet the employed, the Personnel Office 

has indicated that the bachelor's 
degree would be the minimal 
requirement. This does not imply 
that the same rank will always be 
given for the same degree. 
Considerati(m of administrative 
personnel has to include such 
factors as degree of 
responsibility and long-term 
professional training which 
might cause deviation from the 
traditional master's and doctor's 
degrees. 

At the present time, there are 
16 full-time administrative 
personnel, and 6 librarians who 
have faculty status. Of the 22 
individuals involved, 20 possess 
at least a master's degree and the 
remaining two have done work on 
the master's degree. There have 
been no persons hired to positions 
carrying faculty status who do 
not possess a graduate degree 
since 1971. 

The Longwood Board of 
Visitors has reaffirmed support 
of the State plan at meetings on 
February 3, 1972, and August, 
1972. It reiterated its support for 
full faculty voting rights for these 
individuals and indicated its 
opposition to anything less than 
full citizenship. 

According to the American 
Association of State Colleges and 
Universities' national survey in 
March of 1975, 53.4 per cent of all 
administrators nationally in 
state-supported institutions have 
faculty rank. 



Special Feature-Alcoholism - See Pg. 4&5 




totrtt^a 



VOL. LII 




LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1976 



NO. 10 



Enthusiasm And Spontaneity 
Characterize Transfer Glenn Leftwich 



By MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

There are a few new faces in 
the drama department this 
semester, and one of them 
belongs to Glenn Leftwich. A 
sophomore from Colonial 
Heights, Glenn attended VCU and 
Richard Bland before coming to 
Longwood. During the past two 
months he has been involved with 
both dramatic productions. He 
began working with make-up in 
Twelfth Night, and ended up 
landing the role of Antonio. In 
Glass Menagerie, Glenn will 
portray Tom Wingfield. 

Glenn's reasons for leaving 
both VCU and Richard Bland 
were rooted in the nature of each 
school's drama department. He 
faulted VCU's department as 
consisting of clicks; and he felt 
himself slighted, "Freshmen in 
the department were frowned 
upon. . .1 considered myself just 
as able or worthy of doing 
anything that anybody else was 
doing." Glenn left VCU before he 
had a chance to act, and went to 
Richard Bland. 

Once at Richard Bland he 
found that they virtually had no 
drama department. He 
commented that the college had 
"no facihties, no auditorium; it 
(a production) was presented in 
the lecture hall and we had to 



improvise a lot of things because 
of a lack of a stage." So the 
Longwood drama department 
has been fortunate enough to 
recruit Glenn here. 

When Glenn was asked why he 
is into drama he replied, "It is 
one of the few things I can do and 
enjoy; I can't see myself in a 9-5 
position. "Glenn said that he has 
been in theatre most of his life, 
and admitted, "I hate doing tech. 
. .I'd rather do tech than not be 
involved with the show at all, but 
I'd much rather be on stage." 

Glenn is extremely 

enthusiastic about the 
department, the Players, and the 
opportunities available to him. 
He asserted, "I really like 
everybody in the department. 
There's more of a feeling of 
community here." As he is one of 
only a few males in the 
department, he commented, 
"You need guys in a theatre 
department, as much as you need 
females." 

There are a couple of changes 
which Glenn would like to see 
eventually evolve. One change 
would involve receiving 
academic credit for productions. 
"I think it would be a good idea 
for people working on the shows 
to get credit for it because it does 
involve a great deal of time." He 
added, "It's more than two or 



three hours four nights in a row." 
Glenn also stated that there is 
"too much going on in Jarman at 
one given time." He hopes that in 
the future more facilities will be 
available so that a cast can 
always have access to a stage. 

Glenn is excited with the role of 
Tom in Glass Menagerie, "This is 
the favorite role I've ever had." 
The character transmits a feeling 
of entrappment, a situation to 
which all can relate. He 
commented, "We all get trapped 
in situations that we don't 
exactly want to be in, but we're 
more or less liable to get in for 
one reason or another, and are 
trapped and have our creativity 
stifled." Glenn also noted that the 
character has "more dimension" 
than others he has portrayed. 

In re-creating the character, 
Glenn claimed that it is a 
challenge, and at the same time it 
is easier than any other role he 
has done. It is easier for him in 
the respect that he is "not wor- 
king on any distinct mannerism." 
The aspect with which he is pri- 
marily concerned is "conveying 
the emotion (of Tom)." When he 
was asked how he attempts to 
portray that emotion he 
explained that he did not study 
the script to analyze the 
character with great depth. He 
(Continued on Page 6) 







110 per cent effort characterized the periormance of Longwood 's 
Soccer team in a match Saturday against top-rated Lynchburg 
College. For related story, see page 6. 



Dreamy Quality, Haunting Mood 
To Be Created With MENAGERIE 




.€ ^ 



By SUSIE TRANSUE 

Where will YOU be on the 
nights of November 10-13? Sitting 



in your room bored to tears and 
wondering what could possibly be 
happening on this campus? Or 




watching the endless 
continuation of re-runs on TV 
about violence and death? The 
Longwood Players and 
Department of Speech and 
Dramatic Arts have created 
another theatrical presentation 
for everyone that can stop the 
dreary feeling that may be going 
around. This presentation is the 
fascinating American classic by 
Tennessee Williams, The Glass 
Menagerie. For a low admission 
price of nothing for Longwood 
students, $2 for guests and $1 for 
groups, you can be transported 
into another world. So, instead of 
crying from boredom or 
watching uneducating programs 
on TV come and sit and if you feel 
so inclined, cry while you become 
more acquainted with the field of 
theatre. The curtain time for this 
exciting and emotional play is 
7:30 p.m. and will be in our own 
school's theatre; Jarman 
Auditorium. 

You will also be treated to an 
experience in music if you 



partake in this adventure as 
Jacqui Singleton, a senior 
English and Drama major, has 
created a beautiful and unique 
song for the show. She was asked 
to write a song to set the mood of 
the show and to create the 
dreamy quality of the glass 
menagerie that I.aura treasures. 
Her song begins in a minor key, 
changes to major and ends in the 
minor. The minor key in the 
beginning gives the song the 
dreamy quality of the play and 
also displays the feeling of the 
fragility of the glass menagerie. 
After this dreamy introduction, 
the major key creates a sense of 
hope for the individuals in the 
play, but this hope is quickly 
destroyed by the change back to a 
minor key. This final tone gives a 
feeling that their sadness will al- 



ways remain with them. The song 
shows Tom's anxiety as he tries 
to run away from his problems. 
He is forced to reconsider his 
actions; however, because of the 
haunting memories of I^aura. 
"Ixiura's Theme" by Jacqui Si- 
ngleton is beautifully composed 
with vibrant music and moving 
lyrics and contains the same 
haunting quality that the play 
itself displays. 

With an exciting cast and a 
unique song to set everything off, 
the production of The Glass 
Menagerie is bound to be an 
exciting, enjoyable evening for 
all. So, why sit in your room 
bored to tears when you could be 
with the many others who are out 
enjoying an evening at the 
theatre. 



Page 2 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, November 9, 1976 



A Plea 



To You 



The indifference that prevails on this campus 
among students and faculty is disgusting. Most of the 
gripes expressed concern the lack of activities and 
news of interest. However, when the Student Union and 
other organizations plan speakers, movies and 
concerts to offer variety and entertainment, only a 
handful of individuals attend. When The Rotunda poses 
what should be challenging questions about student 
and faculty affairs, student money and the like, no one 
takes the initiative to find straight answers. The lack of 
response seems to indicate that students don't mind 
the outdated rules. The existence of some social 
regulations — or the lack of them — doesn't seem to 
bother anyone. Everyone appears to be satisfied with 
the manners in which policies and policy changes are 
sometimes dictated and sometimes forgotten when 
problems arise. 

From the mumblings and rumblings in the dorms, 
one could gather that students are dissatisfied with a 
lot of things and that one of these days the campus will 
arise in protest. Sure. With the lack of participation 
and interest, it would take a major catastrophe to unite 
this student body. This should not be the case. We live 
in a basically democratic society. If there's something 
that needs to be changed, change it. If there are those 
who want longer visitation hours, protest and fight for 
newer rules. If there are regulations that are 
unrealistic in this era of the 1970's, ask why they 
haven't been revised. The college has been taking 
reserve student money left over at the end of each year 
and has been putting it into a kind of restricted 
account, although explanations of this money differs 
with each individual. The Student Activities Fees 
Committee has no jurisdiction over this money, and 
they were not aware of its existence until this past 
year. There are questions that need to be asked about 
it. But, if the student body doesn't mind having its 
money stored for a rainy day rather than channelled 
back into the students, there is no need to take the time 
and energy to probe. There is no money set aside for 
faculty research projects. If the faculty doesn't care, 
then there is no need to ask the reasoning behind the 
deletion. If no one cares, then why have a student 
Kovernmcnt or student newspaper? Student leaders 
don't ask questions just to have something to do and to 
look official. There is a minority who want change and 
some honest communications. Without a majority, 
however, there is no need to push. Who cares? If you 
do. then say so. The Rotunda will willingly and 
enthusiastically accept letters and commentaries from 
students and faculty who want something changed and 
their opinions known. Complaining to your roommate 
or over coffee at lunch does no one any good. There has 
to be support for the few events that are scheduled 
before more can be warranted. More importantly, 
there have to be complaints and suggestions for 
updating rules before Longwood will emerge into 
present day life. Voice yourself — try it once and see 
what happens. It won't hurt a bit and it just might help 
a lot. 




Christmas Cheer 

Dear Editor: 

Another Christmas season is 
rapidly approaching — the time 
of year we most enjoy being with 
family and friends. However, for 
many thousands of our fellow 
Americans this will be a very 
lonely Christmas; they cannot be 
with their families because they 
are stationed overseas with the 
United States Armed Forces. For 
a large number of these young 
men and women this will be the 
first Christmas away from home. 

Your readers can help make 
this holiday season a little less 
lonely for many of these young 
people by joining in the collection 
of Christmas mail sponsored by 
Military Overseas Mail. This is 
an ideal project for school 
classes, clubs, scouts, and other 
groups or organizations as well 
as individuals and families. For 



more information, please send a 
stamped, self-addressed 
envelope to MOM, Box 4428, 
Arlington, Va. 22204. Thank you. 

Sincerely, 
Lee Spencer 
Coordinator 



Prisoners' Request 

Dear Editor, 

My friends and I are writing to 
you in hope that you may assist 
us. 

Paul, Dave, and I are presently 
incarcirated at Marion 
Correctional Institution. We are 
all seeking correspondence and 
any outside help that we may get. 

All three of us are 22 years old 
white males and well versed in 
college subjects. We wish to 
receive mail from anybody, no 
matter what their age, race, or 
sex may be. 

We would greatly appreciate if 



you would run our letter in your 
campus newspaper. The problem 
behind all of this is that so many 
people have forgotten about their 
brothers behind bars. 

No matter what your decision 
may be, we'd like to thank you at 
least considering us for space in 
your school newspaper. 
Thank you for the chance! ! 

Yours truly, 

Wolfgang Fifer 

Paul "KID" Daniels 

Dave Hendricks 

Wolfgang "Wolf" Fifer 
P. 0. 57-145-440 
Marion, Ohio 43302 

David "Dave" Hendricks 
P. 0. 57-143-874 
Marion, Ohio 43302 

Paul "Kid" Daniels 
P. 0. 57-142-735 
Marion, Ohio 43302 



Current Construction Projects 



Replacing the steamlines in the 
Wheeler Mall — Cox area has 
been the biggest eyesore and 
overall headache of any of the 
half dozen projects underway. 
Yet, there is no current project 
that was more pressing than this 
one. Steamlines to Wheeler and 
Cox were deteriorating to such an 
extent that we figured it would be 
impossible to get through another 
winter heating system with what 
we had passing for steamlines! 
Our calculations proved true 
when excavations revealed even 
greater damage than we 
anticipated. This project is one- 
third complete and plans call for 
completion by mid- January 1977. 
There are no complications in 
heating Cox and Wheeler and 
providing hot water during the 



period work is underway on the 
new steamline project. 

Another project that will create 
some inconvenience for everyone 
is an electrical project in the 
Tabb Circle area. Wiring will 
have to run under Chambers 
Street and under the roadway 
leading into Tabb Circle. As a 
consequence, the roads will have 
to be broken up in two places and 
some traffic ( walking and riding) 
will be momentarily 

inconvenienced but not stopped. 
The project is necessary in order 
to reduce an electrical overload 
in the Ruffner complex that is 
both dangerous and inefficient. 
Work is scheduled to begin on 
October 25, 1976 and the 
completion date is set for early 
December 1976. 



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Smith, Karen Shelton, Anita Crutchfield, 
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not necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration. 



Plans are complete and work 
scheduled to begin in Mid- 
December 1976 on new rest room 
facilities in the lower Dining Hall. 
These rest rooms are designed to 
handle capacity crowds at 
mixers, etc., in the lower Dining 
Hall area. In addition, during 
Christmas break, work is to begin 
(Continued on Page 3) 

Legislative Bd. 
Discussions 

By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

legislative Board members 
were urged to encourage other 
students to sign-up for 
committees at the November 1 
meeting. Emily Burgwyn listed 
the committees and explained the 
functions of each. PubUcations 
Board, Academic Affairs, 
Student Activity Fees and 
Student Liason committee sign- 
up sheets are posted on the 
Student Government Bulletin 
Board in the Old Smoker. 

Bonnie Gheen reminded 
everyone that the deadline for 
turning in requests to run for 
Major-Minor elections is 
November 10. She announced 
there would be meetings in the 
upperclassmen dorm to inform 
students about the offices and 
procedures for running for an 
office. 

Suggestions for questions at the 
press confertence to be held on 
November 16 were discussed. 
Some topics to be brought before 
President Willett include dress 
for Sunday Dinner, news about 
the construction going on around 
campus, an update on drinking 
rules in sorority chapter rooms, 
figures on the number of drops 
and adds this semester, and the 
procedure for getting the college 
bus. Judicial and Residence 
boards will also have some 
questions to answer at the press 
conference. Questions that deal 
with coeducation, infractions and 
penalties, and student counselors 
will be answered by Judicial 
and Residence Board chairmen 

Willa Derbin, Sally Graham, 
and Mary Bruce Hazelgrove 
were excused from the 
Legislative Board meeting 
because of a Student Teacher 
meeting. Rebecca Gee and Dee 
Donnally were also absent. 

The November 15 meeting of 
Legislative Board will be held in 
Wheeler at 7:00. 



N 




Keith Berger Keeps 
Audience Spellbound 



Pages 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, November 9, 1976 



Noel 

•TX)1S 
LANE" 







By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS 

Mimest Keith Berger 
performed his tricks of the trade 
Monday night in Jarman 
Auditorium. The audience 
remained spellbound throughout 
the entire performance with his 
unusual and realistic pantimimes 
and mines. 

To begin his performance, he 
mimiced a robot in which 
members of the audience got to 
participate. After this, he acted 
out a whole circus, from a juggler 
to a tight wire walker, then a 
flame and he even took his head 
off. 

After intermission, he mimiced 
a cowboy and a scene which was 
called "Instant ^leplay". Next, 
came a reenactment of a 
nightmare which held everyone 
in suspence. For the finale, he 
imitated a puppet and later 
answered questions for the 



audience. 

He became interested in mime 
when he was three years old 
while living in Los Angeles 
because he was doing parts for 
cowboy movies and he was 
required to be quiet on the set. 
Later, he began playing in 
theatres and traveled with 
circuses around the world. He 
actually studied mime in the 
American Mime Theatre in New 
York. He figures he now 
practices from five to eight hours 
a day. 

To achieve his great 
concentration when performing, 
he focuses on one point and 
through this focus on an object or 
movement, all else fails to 
penetrate his concentration. 

This 24 year old now tours 
college campuses. He has just 
recently finished a Chevrolet 
conmiercial and a part in the 
movie "Angels". 




Jericho Harp Sings Of 
Emotions And Events 



Noel Neill will be appearing in 
the Gold Room Sunday, 
November 14, to discuss her 
experiences with the Superman 
show. There will be a question 
and answer period and movies of 
the Superman show will be 
shown. This event begins at 7:30 
p.m. and the price of admission is 
$1.00 for Longwood students with 
their I.D. and $2.00 for guests. 



Construction 

(Continued from Page 2) 

on rest room facilities for the 
Banquet Room. The work on the 
lower Dining Hall rest rooms 
should take 8-10 weeks; hopefully 
the Banquet Room facilities will 
be completed by February 1, 
1977. These projects are part of a 
larger Dining Hall capital outlay 
request that calls for replacing 
the Main Dining Hall flooring 
beginning mid-May 1977 with a 
scheduled completion date of 
July 31, 1977. 

We are replacing the roof and 
parapet wall atop South 
Cunningham. This project is 




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approximately 35 per cent 
complete and barring unusually 
bad weather this fall should be 
completed by December 6, 1976. 
This particular project has 
concerned us for a number of 
years and we feel much better 
now that work is one-third 
complete. But, like everyone 
else, we will be even happier to 
have it over ajid done. 

Workmen are replacing the 
porch roof, balustrades, and a 
number of the large support 
columns in front of Ruffner and 
Grainger. Like South 
Cunningham, the roof was 
leaking and creating more 
serious structural problems than 
we cared to live with! The 
balustrades were as unstable and 
flimsy as loose teeth and for 
aesthetic reasons, had to be 
replaced. This project is 30 per 
cent complete and is scheduled 
for completion early in the new 
year. 

Finally, we plan to purchase 
and install 950 storm windows 
that will be installed in Ruffner, 
Grainger, Hiner and Stevens. 
Economically and aesthetically, 
the College will come out ahead 
on this project in that we will 
save money on fuel through less 
heat loss and the overall beauty 
of the older buildings will be 
enhanced by the installation of 
these storm windows. A definite 
work schedule is yet to be firmed 
up on this project. It seems that 
each project has in one way or 
another managed to challenge 
the patience of all of us. Ttiere is 
no reason for any area of the 
campus to be "Off-Limits" in the 
sense of delimiting facilities or 
services. Those of us directly 
involved in this work apologize 
for the inconveniences and 
eyesores but promise a more 
pleasant and more attractive 
campus as a result of these 
undertakings. 



By 

MARGARET HAMMERSLEY 

From Minnesota to 
"Farmington," Virginia came 
Jericho Harp, the attraction of 
the Student Union's second mini- 
concert last Tuesday evening. 
Before a crowd of approximately 
30 people Jim and Tom, both on 
guitar, played a selection of 
songs varied in tone and rythm. 
In songs such as "Who Loves You 
Like I Do Baby," they hit notes 
sounding a touch like Seals and 
Crofts, but other than that, their 
sound was strictly their own. The 
most outstanding feature of their 
performance was their harmony. 

Their music included a little bit 
of everything. They went from 
the quick rhythmed "Gonna Be a 
Lot of Music On the Mississippi 
River Tonight," to the slower, 
mellow "Stephen Geddis." Also 
included were light, humorous 
selections such as, "Geraldine 
Chrysanthamine." 

The two seemed particularly 
impressed with Farmville, 
assuring us that they had been 
well provided for at the 
"Weyanoke Hilton." Upon 
explaining that they could find no 
chickens in town for their act, a 
member of the audience offered 
them a fair supply of turkeys. 
Having surveyed the audience 
Jim asked, "Do you have any sex 



here in Farmville?" to which 
Tom replied, "They send it over 
from Richmond." 

As Tom packed the equipment 
after the show, Jim sat and 
talked about their music. The two 
have been together for five years, 
and tour basically col- 
leges performing for audiences 
a bit larger than that of Tuesday 
evening. Jim prefers an 
auditorium location because of 
better acoustic and lighting 
effects. He complained that with 
a small audience it is "hard to 
create excitement," he finds it 
easier to control a larger 
audience. 

Aside from the lighter pieces, 
Jim likes songs that convey 
emotions. When choosing 
material to perform, he looks to 
the content of the song rather 
than to the specific artist. As they 
prepare for a concert they 
arrange their music in "a 
sequence of emotions and 
events." Most of the music 
presented during the concert was 
original. 

Jim and Tom do not plan to 
enlarge the duo, but they would 
like to travel with a small back- 
up band. In January they plan to 
release an album in United 
Artists label, and a single, 
"Harmless Lies." 



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Attend Forum 



J.C. Penny's takes an 
active part in education by 
annually conducting a forum for 
Home Economics educators. This 
year the meeting was held on 
Saturday, October 30, at the J.C. 
Penny's store in Cloverleaf Mall. 



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The keynote speaker was Sandi 
Moore, Field Education 
Representative from the New 
York Office. Ms. Moore 
introduced "The Big Game", a 
technique used to show what a 
consumer considers when buying 
items as small as a toothbrush or 
as large as a car. She also 
explained the qualities of a good 
educational game. Other 
educational materials available 
for loan to home economics 
teachers were on display. The 
meeting was very interesting and 
informative. 

Longwood College 
representatives were Mrs. 
Dorothy Savedge, Mrs. Pat 
Fleenor, Ms. Lou Guthrie, Miss 
Melinda Ingram, Patsy Potts and 
Lumins Beasley. Longwood 
student teachers attending were: 
Jackie Person, Gay Caudle, 
Diane Robinson, Kay Jackson, 
Ashby Pollock, and Penny 
Harding. 



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ALCOHOLISM: AN OUNCE i 

An Introduction- Comments And Facts 



"Drinking is O.K., but getting 
smashed and kicking in walls is 
not okay. Social norms say it is 
not okay to get smashed; you're 
not supposed to. That's just not 
intelligent or sensible." 

"I see a number of kids drink 
until they black out at night and 
then start drinking again in the 
morning. We're so used to it 
being a normal part of life that 
we don't recognize the 
alcoholic." 

Everybody is driving you to 
'Come on drink, drink.' But you 
also do it because you want to get 
drunk, and at the particular 
moment it is socially acceptable 
to get plastered out of your 
mind." 

"Getting drunk isn't just 
acceptable here — it's 
encouraged." 

These conunents come from 
numerous college articles written 
on alcohol and the campus. The 
views expressed make it appear 
that today's drinking population 
understands alcohol and its effect 
no better than people did 2,000 
years ago. 

Alcohol has been a source of 
both pleasure and destruction 
since the beginning of mankind. 
It has been commended through 
the ages as a source of 
relaxation, pleasure and 
conviviality, nourishing the body, 
restoring and preserving health. 
Yet, history is also a long and sad 
chronicle of the destruction 
which" the irresponsible use of 
alcohol has wrought upon 
individuals, families, and 
societies. 

The Second Special Report to 
the U.S. Congress on Alcohol and 
Health from the Secretary of 
Health, pAlucation and Welfare, 
reveals that a substantial 
proportion of teenagers drink. 
Furthermore, a larger proportion 
(if drinkers is consistently found 
in the younger age groups— 21 to 
24 years. Campus surveys 
report that from 71—96 per cent 
of college students drink. 

This does not imply that the 
college population is composed of 
ulcttholic persons or problem 
drinkers. It does mean that there 
i.s a .substantial number of young 
people drinking who give very 
little thought to what their use of 
alcohol can mean in terms of 
alcohol-related disruptions and 
cost. 

The prevention of alconohcs 
ii.is become a national concern. It 
hn.s been suggested that 
prevention programming at the 
college level is not worth while 
because drinking attitudes have 
already been established by the 
time a person enters college. 
However, while the decision of 
drinking has been made, the 
choice of how to drink remains. 
Campus prevention should focus 
on providing 'good role models 
for learning how to be responsible 
drinkers'. 

Other reasons for doing 
prevention work at the college 
can be summarized as follows: 

Drinking problems do exist on 
the campus. One third of a 
sample group of college students 
had had drinking problems 
during the previous year in at 
least two of the following areas: 
frequent drunkenness (5 or more 
times), social complications such 
as censure from family and 
friends, difficulties with school 
work, trouble with the law, or 



driving after having too much to 
drink. 

Prevention means much more 
than just changing attitudes. 

Modifications of the social 
environment, for example, can 
do much to encourage 
responsible drinking behavior 
and to reduce alcohol related 
destruction. 

College graduates have a 
tremendous influence in society. 
It's really a chicken and egg 
argument: in order to get to the 
children we first have to get to 
the parents, the teachers, and to 
those who set our societal 
priorities (i.e., college 
graduates). 

In order to see how we can 
prevent alcoholics and teach us 
how to drink it is necessary to 
take a little inventory of what we 
already know. 

Ethyl alcohol is the active and 
desirable ingredient in distilled 
spirits, beers, and wines. It 
provides little of the taste, but all 
of the intoxicating effect of 
alcoholic beverages. Alcohol is a 
i.atural substance formed by the 
reaction of fermenting sugar with 
the yeast spores. Different 
alcoholic beverages are produced 
by using different sources of 
sugar for the fermentation 
process— beer from malted 
barley, wine from grapes or 
berries, vodka from potatoes or 
grain, rum from molasses, and 
tequila from agave (a cactus-like 
plant). 

Distillation will also raise the 



alcohol is indeed a central 
nervous system depressant that 
works like other anesthetic 
drugs. The rapidity with which 
alcohol enters the bloodstream 
and exerts its effect on the brain 
and body depends on several 
things: 

How fast they drink. Gulping 
drinks will produce an immediate 
effect whereas sipping your drink 
will give your body time to bum 
up some of the alcohol and will 
not be such a "jolt" to your brain. 

Whether their stomach is 
empty or full. Eating and then 
taking that drink will slow down 
the absorption rate of alcohol into 
the bloodstream and the body will 
have a more even response to the 
alcohol. 

What they drink. Wine and beer 
are absorbed less rapidly than 
hard liquors because they contain 
small amounts of nonalcoholic 
substances that slow down the 
absorption rate. 

How much they weigh. The 
same amount of alcohol can have 
a greater effect on a 120-pound 
person than on a 180-pound 
person. Alcohol is quickly 
distributed uniformly within the 
circulatory system. Therefore 



the heavier person will have 
smaller concentration of alcohol 
throughout his bloodstream and 
body than the lighter individual 
will. 

Where they drink. The setting 
and the circumstances play a 
part in people's reaction to 
alcohol. For instance, if they are 
comfortably sitting down and 
relaxed, having a drink with a 
friend, alcohol will not have as 
much effect as when they are 
standing and drinking at a 
cocktail party. On the other hand, 
if they are emotionally upset, 
under stress, or tired, alcohol 
may have a stronger impact than 
normal. Also if they think they 
are going to get drunk then the 
ease and speed with which they 
will feel intoxicated will be 
increased. 

If yoii need a 

DRINK 

to be social, 

YouVe not a SOCIAL drinhcr. 




WHAT CAN WE DO? 



varied reasons. Some maintain 

alcoholic content. This is possible that "problem drinking" is only a 

because alcohol has a lower symptom of an underlying 

boiling point than water. The personal problem. While this is 

fermenting mixture (the mash) true in some cases, it is also a 

is heated, and the vapor it gives very narrow and simplistic point 

off (with a higher proportion of of view. Alcohol-related 

alcohol) is then cooled into a destruction involves not only 

liquid with a higher potency, persons with personal problems. 

Distilled beverages like whiskey, but also "normal!' people like us. 

vodka, rum, and tequila typically The damage we incur is a 



In our society problems related strategies. Specific strategies 
to drinking occur for many and deal specifically with alcohol or 



range from 40 per cent (80 proof) 
to 50 per cent ( 100 proof) alcohol. 
Now many people don't reahze 
that drinks which contain the 
same amount of alcohol will have 
a similar effect on the drinker. 
That is, a 12-ounce can of beer, an 
average 4-ounce glass of wine, 
or a highball or cocktail with an 
ounce of 100 proof alcohol, all 
contain about one-half ounce of 



consequence of our 

transportation system, our 
affluence, our laws, our 
alienation, and our educational 
priorities. It is an outcome of our 
drinking patterns, our 
prohibitionist history, our 
drinking environments, and our 
alcohol advertising. It is a result 
of all of these things and more. 
To actually start a prevention 



alcohol— and, others being equal, method it is necessary to form a 

will pack about the same strategy. The two strategies 

punch. discussed here are specific 

It is a much publicized fact that strategies and nonspecific 



SOURCES : The Whole College Catalog About Drinking 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 

5600 Fishers I^ne 

Rockville, Maryland 20852 

FOR MORE INFORMATION : 

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol Information 

Box 2345 

Rockville, Maryland 20852 

Virginia Conrunonwealth University Department of Rehabilitation 

Counseling, Alcohol Education Program 

812 W.Franklin Street 

Richmond, Virginia 23284 

Annual Middle Atlantic Institute for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies 

3202 W.Cary Street 
Richmond, Virginia 23221 

Alcoholics Anonymous 

P.O. Box 459 

Grand Central Station 

New York, New York 10017 



drinking. Nonspecific strategies 
have to do with broader aspects 
of life. 

In seeking to minimize the 
destructive effects of alcohol 
abuse an attempt to change or 
modify behavior is being made. 
Thus, the personal development 
of an individual and the 
environment one lives in must be 
looked at. 

Alcohol education and 
information dissemination are 
scoffed at by many. "It doesn't do 
any good," they say. And yet, 
since we live in a pluralistic 
democratic society, what is the 
alternative? Information centers 
should be set up on every campus 
or in a place that students and 
other individuals can have easy 
access to the material. Media 
dissemination efforts often play a 
support role, but they can also be 
projects themselves-and can 
facilitate the acceptance of a 
later project initiative. 
Advertisements are too often 



something less than responsible, eating, music. 



partaken in the company of 
others in a relaxed, con^ortable 
environment. There should be no 
pressure to take or order a drink : 
non-alcoholic beverages should 
be available at a party. 

What foods With What Drinks? 

Serving food with drinks is not 
only more sensible, but it also 
truly enhances the pleasure of 
both the drinks and the food. 
Snack foods suggest are cheese 
and crackers; Swedish 
meatballs, deviled eggs, and bite 
size cold cuts. Beer goes with 
hotdogs, eggs and bacon, baked 
beans and sausages. 

Entertaining and Serving 
Etiquette 

These helpful hints make a 
party more responsible and 
pleasurable. 

1. Don't make "booze" the 
primary attraction of the party. 

2. Try to make people feel at 
home. This does not mean that we 
immediately put a drink in 
someone's hand. 

3. Encourage activities other 
than drinking— games, talking, 



however this can be combated by 
putting pressure on the industry. 
Posters and pamphlets directed 
at college students can have a 
tremendous effect on the 
attitudes produced. Positive 
posters and pamphlets are 
suggested for better results. 

Alcohol Awareness campaigns 
or a Symposium, such as the one 
held on this campus last week, 
are helpful and informative. 
Seminars, individual research, 
and academic courses in 
alcoholism can aid in preventing 
alcoholism as well as alert those 
who are not alcoholics. 

There are considerations that 
are products of the 



time to both 
non-alcoholic 



4. Give equal 
alcoholic and 
beverages. 

5. Food is vital. 

6. If an alcoholic punch is 
served it should be made with a 
non-alcoholic base. Alcohol is 
absorbed faster when mixed with 
a carbonated base.' 

8. Stop serving the alcoholic 
beverages about an hour before 
the party is over. The drive home 
will be safer. 

9. Concern for the people at the 
party is essential. If they need a 
ride home after too much alcdiol 
then one should be offered to 
them. 

10. Keep in mind that if the 



environmental strategy and can guests wake up the next morning 

make drinking more pleasurable, without a bad hangover and 

more responsible, and safer. remember the good time they 

Importance of Setting had, the party was thrown in a 

Ideally alcohol is sipped slowly, proper way. 
consumed with food, and 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, November 9, 1976 



PREVENTION 



(Compiled By Lisa Smith) 



Symposium On Alcohol 
Covers Variety Of Topics 



On Wednesday, November 3, the first of several 
speeches and discussions began on alcoholism. 
The Symposium on Alcohol sponsored by Dean of 
Students' Office and Chi was informative and the 
topics were broad. 

The Reverend Henry V. Langford, the executive 
Secretary of Alcohol-Narcotics of the Education 
Council, Inc., of Virginia Churches, discussed the 
effect that parents have on their children especially 
when it comes to setting an example. "Parents' 
examples are more effective than parental advice 
in child behavior," stated Rev. Langford. 

There is strong scientific evidence that 
alcoholism can be inherited. However, this theory 
has not been proven and is no justification for any 
age drinker. Alcoholism is a mental, physical and 
social sickness and is very "contagious". 

Rev. Langford talked about the beginning of an 
alcoholic in that many people drink to deal with 
either success or frustration. Children see this and 
learn to resent their parents and alcohol. They are 
neglected, gain no support from their parents, 
daydream, feel like a failure, and feel alienated 
from everyone else. The most crucial factor in- 
volved is that the children blame themselves for 
what their parents have done. Many of these 
children who live in this type of setting grow up and 
become alcoholics because of the guilt feelings and 
self-blame that they feel. 

"To be reared in an alcoholic home causes more 
problems that have to deal with all of these 
problems," says Rev. Langford. These children 
need guidance as well as understanding. 

Rev. Langford stated that it is necessary for 
each child in this situation to "forgive their 
parents" and in doing so they will find their own 
self-esteem. 

In conclusion Rev. Langford stated that 
prevention of alcoholism is needed more than 
treatment. An "ounce of mother and daddy is worth 
more than a pound of psychiatry." 

Dr. Marcia J. Lawton, Director of Alcohol 
Education Program at VCU, spoke next on the 
recovery from alcohol. 

Dr. Lawton is a recovery alcoholic and said that 
alcoholism is an "equal opportunity" disease that 
can strike anyone. 

Alcoholism is also a progressive disease and 
after the first drink is uncontrollable. If a person is 
an alcoholic for a long period of time, the disease 
may become chronic. If the person stops drinking it 
does not mean he is cured. 

Dr. Lawton also stated that three factors one 
must consider when dealing with an alcoholic. 
Physiological, psychological, and sociological 
factors all are involved in the cause of alcoholism. 

B. Johnson's book, entitled I'll Quit Tomorrow, 
has given sound reasoning for alcoholism. In the 
beginning most people drink to get high. "After they 
are high they keep drinking and experience a little 
pain. To get out of the painful state into a normal 
state they take another drink." The alcoholic must 
drink to stay normal. 

Lawton cdso mentioned the tremendous impact 
that Alcoholics Anonymous has had in the world. 
Tills organization, begun in 1935, introduces 12 steps 
to enable an alcoholic to control his drinking. 
"These 12 steps are a program of spiritual 
recovery," stated Lawton. They are not religious 
but spiritual in the sense that there is something 
beyond yourself to help you recover. 

Lawton also went into some of the various 
treatment techniques that are used. For her, the 
group therapy seems to be the best form of treat- 
ment. However, speeches to alcoholics and in- 
dividual conferences are helpful too. 

Halfway Houses were discussed and Lawton told 
of her experiences in a house such as this where she 
"learned a lot about people." Places that offer such 
treatment as the Halfway House are good chances 
to learn how to like oneself, communicate better 
with others, and learn ho'.7 to control yourself. 

Mr. Norman Leek led a period of questions and 



answers. He pointed out that alcoholism is a 
"complex disease" and there are many viewpoints 
connected with the subject. 

In response to the question of becoming an 
alcoholic just off of beer, Mr. Leek explained that it 
worked like vodka, gin, or any other alcohohc 
beverage — it just takes more. 

Is getting plastered every time one drinks, an 
indication of an alcoholic? Mr. Leek answered that 
many of these people refuse to accept alcoholism as 
a disease and that the dynamics of addiction are not 
known. Dr. Lawton noted that excessive drinking 
can lead to alcoholism and that a person will 
generally follow the norm of his group. 

Mr. Leek noted also that the alcoholic must at 
first admit he is an alcoholic and treatment may 
begin. "The alcoholic behaves as brooding of the 
past, afraid of the future, and unable to deal with 
the present," stated Mr. Leek. The alcoholic must 
also learn to accept his own life. Leek conunented 
that "affection and human love can help him 
overcome his problem." The drinking only fills a 
void that they are experiencing. In response to the 
question of how to help an alcoholic, Mr. Leek 
suggested the alcoholic be told the "hard facts in a 
loving and non-judging way. This can be done with 
concern." 

When talking about helping the alcoholic, Mr. 
Leek said, "In order to help our friends and 
families, we need to get help for ourselves. Patience 
and understanding is necessary." 

On Wednesday night the symposium continued 
with Mr. James Bock and his associate, Mr. Jirn 
Griffer, of the Alcoholic Rehabilitation Center of 
Central Virginia. Mr. Bock began the lecture with 
some information on how one becomes an alcoholic. 
To do this one must "look at a person's feelings." 
Mr. Bock proceed to explain based on the theory 
devised by B. Johnson in his book, I'll Quit 
Tomorrow. Mr. Johnson has created a line which 
includes pain on one end, euphoria on the other and 
normal in the middle. Mr. Bock explained that a 
"person begins drinking not because of any extreme 
feeling (such as pain or euphoria) but because he is 
feeling normal." So he takes that first drink and 
experiences nothing. A person will then drink until a 
"mood swing" has occurred and "he learns that 
alcohol does something for him and it always does." 

As time goes on this person depends on the drug 
in order to feel good. "As he drinks things begin to 
happen to him because of his drinking. He begins to 
feel badly when he is sober," said Mr. Bock. Now 
his feelings will shift and there is a "free floating 
mass of negative feelings." The drinking becomes 
excessive because he feels so badly about himself. 

The main point to remember when trying to treat 
these patients is that they have built up defenses. 
Mr. Bock commented that alcoholism is a "break 
with reality" which is basic to the sickness. 

Bock also stated that the "clue to treating an 
alcoholic is to look at the defenses by group therapy 
and individual counseling." By breaking down these 
defenses a person can get in touch with himself and 
his feelings. 

With this, Mr. Bock turned the program over to 
Jim Griffer who is a recovery alcoholic and a 
psychologist. Griffer pointed out that alcohol is a 
mood changer and that alcoholism is the third 
leading cause of death. Griffer pointed out also that 
the sole reason for drinking alcohol is because of the 
shift in moods. "Everyone knows it does not taste 
good." 

On Thursday Mr. Grant Shumway spoke on peer 
pressures and alcohol. Mr. Shumway defined peer 
pressure as "pressure to do something which may 
or may not be one of our values." 

Mr. Shumway pointed out several goals in 
prevention programming. The program should be 
informative, educational, and deal with values and 
with the concept of behavior. 

I^atistics show, according to Mr. I^umway, that 
every day 25 young people are killed and 125 are 
maimed because of alcoholism. 



Do^s And Don'ts In 
Helping Someone Close 

DO 

Try to remain calm, unemotional and factually honest in 
speaking with the problem drinker about his behavior and its 
diay-to-day consequences. 

Let the problem drinker know that you are reading and 
learning about alcoholism, attending Al-Anon or Alateen, and 
the like. 

Discuss the situation with someone you trust — a 
clergyman, social worker, a friend, or some individual who has 
experienced alcoholism either personally or as a family 
member. 

Encourage new interest and participate in leisure-tune 
activities that the problem drinker enjoys. Encourage him or 
her to see old friends. 

Be patient and live one day at a time. Alcoholism generally 
takes a long time to develop, and recovery does not occur 
overnight. 

Refuse to ride with the alcoholic person if he insists on 
drinking and driving. 

DO NOT 

Attempt to punish, threaten, bribe, preach or try to be a 
martyr. 

Allow yourself to cover up or make excuses for the alcoholic 
person or shield him from the realistic consequences of his 
behavior. 

Take over his responsibilities, leaving him with no sense of 
importance or dignity. 

Hide or dump bottles, or shelter the problem drinker from 
situations where alcohol is present. 

Argue with the alcoholic person when he is drunk. 

Try to drink along with the problem drinker. 



It's Dangerous To Mix 
Alcohol And Drugs 



Alcohol is a drug which can 
produce feelings of well-being, 
sedation, intoxication, and 
unconsciousness. Since alcohol 
works on the same brain areas as 
some drugs, it can multiply the 
usual responses normally 
expected from either the drug or 
the alcohol alone, if they are 
taken fairly close to one another. 
For example, alcohol and 
barbituates in combination 
increase each other's effects on 
the central nervous system and 
can be particularly dangerous. 
Alcohol in combination with any 
drug that has a depressant effect 
on the central nervous system 
likewise represents a special 
hazard to health and safety— 
sometimes to life itself. 

In the metabolic process, drugs 
are transformed into other 
substances, which are eventually 
eliminated through normal 
bodily functions. The more rapid 
the rate of metabolism, the lower 



the impact of the drug. Wheh 
drugs are forced to compete with 
alcohol for processing by the 
body, alcohol is metabolized first, 
while the other drug remains 
active in the blood for an 
extended period of time. As a 
result, the drug's effect on the 
body is exaggerated, since its 
metabolism is slowed down due 
to the body's tendency to take 
care of the alcohol first. Wlien 
added to the normal depressant 
consequence of alcohol, further 
depression of the nervous system 
which regulates vital body 
functions occurs. This is a seriou.^ 
condition that can result in deat'.i. 
As a result of exces.sivo 
drinking, during peri(ds of 
sobriety, barbiturates or 
sedatives will have less effect, 
since these drugs are more 
rapidly metabolized. The results 
of taking the large doses and then 
drinking can place these persons 
in even greater jeopardy and can 
be fatal. 



THENUMBERONEKIUER 
OFYOUHGAMERKAIIS 
IS YOUNG AMERICANS. 




You don't mean to be. But 
you are. The numbers are simple. 

Latest available figures show 
that 8,000 American people between 
the ages of 1 5 and 25 died in alcohol 
related crashes. And almost all the 
drunk drivers who caused those 
crashes were also under 25. 

I,380died in combat. 3,420 
committed suicide. 2,731 died of 
cancer. 

It's incredible, but one of the 
most dangerous things you can do 
is to have a few bottles of wine with 
friends and drive home. 



You march against war. 
You fight for clean air and clean 
water. You eat natural foods. You 
practice yoga. You are so much for 
life. And you are so much against 
killing. 

It would be unthinkable for 
you to kill another human being on 
purpose. 

So then, why is this 
happening? 

DRUNK DRIVER, DEFT. Y* 
BOX 1969 
WASHINGTON, DC. 20013 

I don't want to get killed and I (km 'I 
want to kill anyone Tell me how I can 
help.*Youths Highway Safety 
Advisory Committee. 

My name is 4 

Address 
City 



SUte Zip 



STOP KMiJiKiMii aim. 



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You can change it. You have to. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, November 9, 1976 



SOCCER TEAM: 110% EFFORT 



By 

MARGARET HAMMERSLEY 

The men's soccer team has 
scored! Not one, not two, not 
three, but four goals! When?— 
last Saturday morning against 
Lynchburg College. With several 
team members injured, and the 
record of the Lynchburg team in 
the back of the minds of all the 
players, all had doubts as to the 
outcome of the match. 

The match began with a 
surprising, spectacular 
Ix)ngwood goal by David Yerkes 
in the first thirty seconds of play. 
That fire died rather quickly, 
however, as the team would not 
play as a team, and let 
Lunchburg score four goals. 
Blame was not to be placed 
entirely on goalie Bud Atkins, for 
his needed fullback help was not 
available. As Lynchburg 
approached the Longwood goal 
the fullbacks failed to drop bacl* 
fast enough to stop them. 
Lynchburg moved quicker anc 
held their positions. The 
Lynchburg goals were scored by 
Doug McCallum (2 goals), I^rry 
Karagenes, and Frank Ditri. 

Ix)ngwood lacked the control of 
the ball that Lynchburg 
demonstrated. The players did 
not work with each other, and did 
not move the ball. Ix)ng kicks 
were aimed at Lynchburg's goal, 
yet no Ix)ngwood players were in 
position at the goal to pick them 
up. Coach Williamson 
complained that Longwood 



lacked their hustle; the reason 
Lynchburg scored was that they 
out hustled us. 

A major transformation 
occurred during the second half 
of the match. The Longwood guys 
emerged as a team. The players 
displayed their best performance 
of teamwork. They regained their 
hustle and began to move the 
ball. 

Bill Breedon was responsible 
for two of the three goals during 
the second half. His first goal 
came with a little help from a 
Lynchburg player. Bill kicked the 
ball toward the goal, and as a 
Lynchburg player jumped to 
block it with his head, the ball 
bounced off his head into the net. 
Bill kicked again. A Lynchburg 
player ran to block it but stopped 
when he heard the Lynchburg 
goalie yell, "I've got it! I've got 
it! "-the ball flew through the 
goalie's hands into the net! 

Ix)ngwood's final goal was 
scored again by David Yerkes. 
With the score tied, Longwood 
ran hard to break that tie, but in 
the last two minutes of the game, 
Lynchburg beat us to it. Larry 
Karagenes scored the winning 
goal. 

The second half also brought 
two injuries to Longwood 
players. John Giza's knee gave 
him some trouble, and Greg 
Dunn suffered a sprained ankle. 

Longwood is definitely not as 
polished as Lynchburg, but their 
performance has greatly im- 



Relaxing Evening Provided 
By Barter Director 



By 

IVIARGARET HEMMERSLEY 

The resident director oi 
Abingdon's Barter Theatre, Mr. 
Owen Phillips, made a guest 
appearance last Wednesday 
evening. The appearance was 
presented through the 
cooperation of the Virginia 
Museum of Fine Arts. Speaking 
in the Wygal recital hall, Mr. 
Phillips recaptured some very 
special moments during his 
association with the Stuart 
Walker Repertoire, the Barter 
Theatre, and the Grove Theatre 
in Florida. In a casual, relaxed 
manner he filled his lecture with 
humorous anecdotes, much to the 
pleasure of the audience. 

Growing up in Cincinatti, Mr. 
Phillips' life ambition was 
originally to t)e a concert pianist. 
In high school, however, his 
"moment of realization" 
occurred when he discovered that 
he actually enjoyed memorizing 
speeches and dialogue. Then 
deciding that it was theatre that 
he wanted to get into, he rather 
boldly affronted Stuart Walker of 
the Stuart Walker Repertoire, 
and declared his intensions. Mr. 
i'liillips played six years with the 
Repertoire. 

His first play with a spoken 
part in the Repertoire was 
Justice. He was the jury foreman 
who had the one and only line, 

■Guilty." Mr. Phillips 
remembered practicing the line 
repeatedly, debating with what 
expression to pronounce it, but on 
opening night he missed his cue. 
Also in Cincinatti he played in 
East of Suez with Florence Reed. 
One particular scene was a mob 
scene in which after Miss Reed 
recited the line, "China is closing 
m on me," and repeated it, 
several actors back stage were to 
begin to yell. Each actor had 
made up a line to scream so that 
it would produce the garbled, 
mob effect. Mr. Phillips' line was 



proved since the H-S matches. 
Had the performance of the first 
half been equivalent to that of the 
second half, we would have won 
the match. 

Needless to say, Coach 
Williamson was extremely proud 
of the guys after the second half. 
Considering their injuries and the 
wind factor, the coach felt, "We 
got 110 per cent effort out of 
everybody." 

Longwood's first home match 
is this Thursday, the 11th, at 
Campus School against Southside 
Community College— 4:00 p.m. If 
we play anything like we played 
Saturday, the match will be 
something to see! 

Congratulations guys! ! ! ! 




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Recent Dance Company Performance 
Hailed As Delight In Theater 



"Hong Kong Mien Toy Chop 
Suey." During the performance 
Miss Reed read her line, and 
before she could repeat it, came 
from no where, "Hong Kong Mien 
Toy Chop Suey." 

The Barter Theatre was 
created in 1932 by Bob Porterfield 
(a H-S alumni). As the name 
suggests, barter was exchanged 
for an admission ticket. Mr. 
Phillips' first contact with the 
theatre was in 1934 when a friend 
asked him to direct a play there. 
And there he remained until it 
closed during the second world 
war. The players of the Barter 
Theatre also toured. It was then 
that Mr. Phillips discovered what 
happens when one with a distinct 
southern accent attempts to 
portray Lady Macbeth. 

For ten years, Mr. Phillips 
worked in Florida as the director 
of the Grove Theatre. During that 
time he was fortunate to work 
with such actresses as Shirley 
Boothe and Mae West. There he 
also directed two world 
premieres, Tennessee Williams' 
Period of Adjustment, and Night 
of the Iguana. 

Mr. Phillips returned to the 
Barter Theatre, and is presently 
the resident director. Concluding 
his lecture, he recited the 
humorous scene from the 
comedy of manners. The 
Importance of Being Earnest. 

Glenn Leftwich 

(Continued from Page 1) 

suggested "Once you start 
analyzing it, it loses a certain 
something; I think for the stage, 
for me, just the spontaneity helps 
give it a certain energy and 
believability." 

Glenn's interest and 
enthusiasm is something that 
can't be ignored, and it can result 
in nothing but positive gains for 
the drama department, and 
Longwood. 



ByTRISHHOWLAND 

All those who attended the 
Longjwood College Company of 
Dangers annual fall concert 
October 28, 29, and 30th witnessed 
a spectacle in Dance theatre that 
has never before been matched 
on the Jarman Stage. The variety 
in the structure of the production 
as well as the many styles, 
allowed the audience's 
enjoyment and most of all, an 
entertaining display of dance 
choreographies. 

Under the direction of Dr. 
Betty Bowman, assisted by Miss 
Noelle Prince, the concert was 
divided into two major sections. 
The first half of the program was 
entitled a "Dance Glossary," 
which included performances in 
technique, idiom, style and 
development. . 

The opening selection. Bach 
and Lunge Technique, by 
Myra Kinch directed and staged 
by Dance Company President, 
Susann Smith, was a study in 
"the system of excercises that 
prepares the body." The Bach 
and Lunge Technique appeared 
to be a study in precision 
movement performed by the 
entire company as syncronized 
as a mirror with fifty images. 
This exercise obviously was a 
complete one, insofar as to 
sufficiently "warm up" every 
moveable part of the body. The 
music for the selection, 
composed by Purcelle and was 
played by Dr. Robert Blasch and 
Janet Truitt on piano. 

"Idiom," the second selection 
in the Dance Glossary, was a 
study in three "different types of 
dance that have particular 
characteristics." Included in this 
was Ballet, choreographed by Dr. 



Bowman, and performed by Kris 
Sonmiers, Teresa Snelling, and 
Cherl DiButera. This selection in 
ballet, was, unfortunately, not 
one of the high points in the 
production. The dancers seemed 
very unsure of their movements, 
and the lighting was such that 
two of the dancers were merely 
sillouettes. The second dance 
style in "Idiom" was Jazz, 
choreographed by Miss Noelle 
Prince and performed by Sally 
Chewning, Carol Henry, Susann 
Smith and Bunny Wadsworth. 
This selection in Jazz was 
unusual in its attempt to combine 
a classical music style with a 
contemporary one. Although the 
dance was well performed, the 
break in the music (style and 
time-span) was most distracting 
to the audience. Last in the 
selection "Idiom" were three 
individual interpretations of 
modem dance. Choreographing 
their own dances were Bunny 
Wadsworth, Lynn Mabry, and 
Terri Williams. All three 
provided a very interesting and 
completely segregated view in 
styles of modern dance. 
Complementing the performers 
was the music, well chosen and 
well blended. 

"Style," the third selection in 
the Dance Glossary, was defined 
in the program as "a distinctive 
manner of expressing an idea; a 
personal mode of performing." 
Illustrating "Style" were Susann 
Smith, Sandy Williams, and 
Tilsia Stephens. The three 
segments of "Rebirth," 
''Hoedown,'' and 
"Sophistication," were 
performed in their entirety at last 
years spring concert, and to cut 
the dances was to destroy them. 




Certainly, these must have been 
excellent dances to choose for 
this selection (as they were in 
their original form), but the 
effect of the dances was totally 
lost in the "blending" and 
editing. 

Closing the first half of the 
concert was a study in 
"development," which was the 
result of a class "elaboration of 
thematic material" — a study in 
four directions. Directed by Dr. 
Bowman and performed by the 
entire company, "Development" 
could have used just that — more 
development. The "cannon" 
effect was, unfortunately, not as 
effective as the opening 
syncronized movements of 
"Technique." 

"The Carnival of the Animals," 
a musical orchestration by Saint- 
Saens, was recreated into 
modern dance form by the 
company. The result was 
abounding hilarity and 
enjoyment by the audience, and 
most of all, a presentation of 
dance which will not soon be 
forgotten. 

"Lions," choreographed by 
Sally Chewning, and performed 
by Sally and Amy White, opened 
the "Carnival" with an 
abstraction of the greatest of all 
the Animal Kingdom. Costumed 
in brown and gold. Amy and Sally 
afforded the dominance and 
dignity of the Lion, and 
performed with accuracy and 
detail. The lighting at this point in 
the concert became much more 
significant to the dances, as a 
more three-demensional effect 
was necessary to complement 
them. This was successfully 
achieved, and congratulations 
must go to Sara Jo Wyatt, for the 
audience never notices the 
lighting unless it is an active part 
of the dance. 

The second selection in the 
"Carnival" was "WUd Asses," a 
hysterical presentation of all the 
characters in the Carnival. The 
audience, at this point, was 
bombarded with the surprise of 
animals running in and out of the 
stage area, with hardly any 
opportunity to recognize the 
animals. Presumably staged by 
Dr. Bowman, this, and the 
repetition at the end of the 
concert was one of the most 
delightful moments in the entire 
program. 

"Elephants," choreographed 
and performed by Andre 
Harkness and Sherrie Barnard, 
was the most hysterical and well- 
planned selections in the entire 
program. The costuming, 
suspendered hula-hoops with 
balloon pantaloons in pink 
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GirVs Basketball Team Chosen 
As Season Nears Opening 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, November 9, 1976 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

After much conditioning, drills, 
and hard work, 22 mostly 
very tall giris were chosen for 
the women's basketball team. 
They have been practicing since 
October 18 in preparation for 
their big season which begins on 
November 30 with a scrimmage 
against Liberty Baptist College. 
The regular season starts on 
December 3 with a J.V. game 
against Ferrum and a Varsity 
game against Old E>ominion. 
Both these games will be at 
home. 



JV Team 
Continues Its 
Winning Streak 

ByTERIDUNNIVAN 

Longwood's JV volleyball team 
continued in its winning ways this 
week by defeating Bridgewater 
and VCU, leaving only one more 
match to complete their season. 
A win on Monday could give the 
JV's only one loss for the season, 
and a successful completion. 

Tuesday afternoon the JV's 
met the team from Bridgewater 
in their last home game of the 
season. Mrs. Price noted that 
"both teams played extremely 
well against Bridgewater." LC 
was really up for the game, and it 
showed in their play. The match 
was quickly over as LC took it 15- 
8, 15^. 

The game against VCU was 
played in the same adverse 
conditions the varsity suffered, 
with the added complication of no 
substitutes. The team seemed 
somewhat preoccupied, but took 
the first game from VCU 15-9. 
Then they turned around and 
handed VCU the second game 15- 
4. In the final game, the lead 
exchanged hands several times 
until LC took control and ended 
the game at 15-3. Mrs. Price 
stated that "the JV played with 
their usual hustle" and came 
back after losing the second 
game. 

Both teams travel to 
Lynchburg College on Monday 
for more volleyball. Varsity 
takes on Lynchburg and Va. 
Tech, while the JV's complete 
their season against Lynchburg. 
This will be the last competition 
of the season until state 
tournaments at Madison next 
weekend. So, congratulations to 
both teams for their wins, and 
good luck for a successful 
completion. 



Women's Basketball Team 1976 


Baumler, Linda 


Mills, Courtney 


Brown, Deborah 


Mitchell, Peggy 


Donohue, Terry 


Nicholson, Sharon 


Douglas, Darlene 


Rama, Sue 


Fox, Roxann 


Richardson, Di 


Hart, Bev 


Sanders, Cindy 


Henshaw, Carolyn 


Schiauone, Theresa 


Hughes, Kitty 


Smith, Maryjane 


Kennedy, EUie 


Stowe, Anita 


McCraw, Mary Louise 


Thomas, Cindy 


McLawhom, Teresa 


Wiggins, Melissa 



Managers: Tricia Lassiter 

Becky Gee 

Scorer: Pam "C.B." Brown 

Trainer: Crystal Limmerick 

Coach: Carolyn Hodges 




Longwood Golfers emerged victorious in recent state tournament. 
Individual scores were: Meg Baskervill — 106, 101, total 207; Gail 
PoUard — 97, 104, total 201; Nan Patterson — 89, 88, total 177; Tina 
McCrone - 102, 103, total 205; Deanna Vanwey — 82, 90, total 172; 
Becky Webb - 99, 87, total 186. 



Longwood's Varsity Volleyball Team 
Wins Two More Matches 



ByTERI DUNNIVANT 

The Lynchburg College 
Volleyball Tournament, played 
October 30, proved to be a 
successful one for Longwood's 
varsity team. Although they 
didn't win all their matches, LC 
played their best of the season. 
The three matches at Lynchburg 
plus action on Tuesday and 
Wednesday nights gave the team 
a full schedule this week, in 
which they added two more wins 
lo the record. 

Saturday's match against 
Lynchburg was the third this 



Mennonite, who had beaten LC in 
their first game this season. The 
first game didn't go well for 
Longwood, and EMC won 15-9. 
The second game, however, was 
a real battle in which both teams 
were serving game point several 
times. Eventually EMC grabbed 
the service and ended the game, 
and match, at 17-15. The team 
deserves a commendation for 
their success at Lynchburg, 
because play was continuous with 
little rest between matches. 

Moving into the week, 
Longwood played a tri-match in 



dropped the match 15-12, 15-7. 

Wednesday night LC traveled 
to VCU to complete the week's 
play. VCU is undefeated in 
Virginia, and remains that way 
after Wednesday's game. Again 
the serve was the problem for 
Longwood, plus the adverse 
playing conditions in VCU's gym: 
the heat was unbearable and the 
ceiling kept falling on the floor. 
However, Ix)ngwood didn't play 
that well, and dropped the match 
15-4, 15-7. 



season. After dropping the first Her Gym on Tuesday night. As it 
two, Longwood showed they was the last home game of the 





could beat them in style this time. 
Coach Carolyn Price, noting that 
the tournament went well, said, 
"There was a lot of spirit and 
togetherness — and that's what it 
takes." Longwood took 
Lynchburg in two games, 15-6, 15- 
8. 

In their second match of the 
day, Ix)ngwood started out well, 
beating George Mason's team 15- 
10. The second game proved 
another story, as LC lost it 15-7. 
And in the third game against 
GM, Longwood almost had them, 
but fell behind and dropped that 
one 15-9. 

The final match was a rematch 
between Longwood and Eastern 

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season, the team came out ready 
to play. Again they showed the 
necessary togetherness, by 
handily defeating Bridgewater 
15-6, 15-13. It was LC's first 
comeback win of the season, and 
they really did hang on in the 
second game to pull out the win. 
The other team at the tri-match 
was William and Mary, who had 
no qualms about spiking the ball. 
They looked great in warm-ups, 
but Longwood's trouble came in 
the game. The trouble came in 
getting the service over the net, 
and LC's just wouldn't go. Their 
offensive and defensive play was 
sufficient, but the points come 
when you are serving. Longwood 




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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, November 9, 1976 



Panhellenic Headlines 



Walk'A'Thon Scheduled 
For March Of Dimes 



Alpha Delta Pi 

With formal rush scheduled so 
soon after Christmas, ADPis are 
working on skits and theme 
parties. This week-end we have 
scheduled a rush workshop to 
prepare our skit and put final 
touches on rush plans. Dr. Bland, 
one of our advisors, is planning a 
pizza party for us to conclude the 
weekend. Janie Alexander, one of 
our traveling corresponding 
secretaries, will be back this 
week for a visit and to help with 
our skit arrangements. 

This past week was a time of 
friendship and preparation as 
Marsha Moore was initiated into 
the sisterhood. 
Alpha Gamma Delta 

Congratulations are in order to 
a number of Alpha Gamma 
Deltas. We are proud to announce 
and congratulate our new 
initiates, Pam Bessler and Robin 
Havens, and our new pledges, 
Anne Foumier, Dottie I.abahn, 
( "heryl Parks, Debbie Potter, and 
Susan Purear. We are also very 
happy to congratulate sisters 
Deane Davis and Debbie Squires 
(111 their recent engagements. 

vScholarship is one of the 
important goals of Alpha Gamma 
Delta. Ixjst week we had our 
annual scholarship banquet and 
awards were given to Donna 
Brooks, Deane Davis, Anne Hunt, 
Karen Kimbrough, and Karen 
Wills for the highest semester 
averages in their respective 
classes. Robin Havens received 
the Achievement Cup for the 
most improvement, and Anne 
Hunt and Karen Kimbrough 
.shared the Scholarship Bracelet 
highest overall averages. 

Altruism is another important 
a.specl of Alpha Gamma Delta, 
and we sponsor a local family as 
a chapter project. Sunday, we 
iioct)rated the ('hapter Room with 
crepe paper and balloons and 
f^avo a Halloween party for the 
Watkins children. Some of the 
I Members dressed in costume and 
v\e all ran relay races, and 
[)layed games after a dinner of 
h(inie-made brunswick stew. It 
was hard to determine whether 
the children or the members had 
the belter time. Congratulations 
t(i Bea Naff and Debbie Squires 
nil the success of their party. 

Alpha Phi 

Alpha Phis are off to a great 
start with a new chanter advisor. 
Mat tie Beale, and Dr. Maria 
Silveira as our standards and 
education advisor. 

We have six fantastic new 
pledges from open bidding. They 
are l.yii White, Linda E)odson, 
Melissa Crick (Cricket), Kathy 
Carter. Debbie Smither and 
l\()bin Stark. On October 30, five 
people were initiated — Joy 
Webb, Peggy Ayler. Susan Hall, 
Becky Nunnally, and Pat 
I^uleout. tk-tober 26 of initiation 
week, Father Dumminger of the 
local Catholic church came to 
talk to us about accepting 
responsibility as well as 
accepting people for what they 
are. Fun Night and a skit from 
the soon-to-be initiates was 
October 27 and also a party was 
held after initiation on Saturday 
night. A good time was had by 
all! 

On October 10. our pledges held 
a very inspiring Founder's Day 
Program for the chapter. At a 
recent Ixingwood Lancer's horse 
show, Judy Moffitt won a fourth 
and fifth place ribbon. I^st week 
our sister, Anne Ranson, was 
initiated into Pi Gamma Mu, the 
social science honorary. For the 
school year Kathy Kazcmarek 



was elected president of the 

Newman Club and Joy Webb was 

elected president of Wesley 

CTioir. 

Alpha Sigma Alpha 

The AEA's were represented at 
Hampden-Sydney's Homecoming 
by Valerie Booker. She was 
sponsored by Kappa Sigma 
Fraternity and escorted by Rolfe 
Robertson. 

Homecoming brought back 
ASA alumnae and a lot of 
memories. 

Aphas are working on rush by 
having song and skit practices. 
We are looking forward to "Rush 
1977." 
Alpha Sigma Tau 

Alpha Sigma Tau would like to 
welcome to the sorority their 



there, she was chosen to be a 
little sister for Delta Epsilon 
fraternity. Congratulations are 
also extended to Leslie Olsen for 
her fine performance in Dance 
Company's presentation. 

We would like to thank Alpha 
Gamma Delta and other 
sororities that participated in the 
keg party we held Friday, 



Plans were announced today 
for Charlottesville's first March 
of Dimes Walk-a-thon. Slated for 
Sunday, November 14, at 1:00 
p.m., the 20 kilometer route will 
begin at Charlottesville High 
School and culminate on the 
lawn of the University of 
Virginia. 

Coordinating the effort is the 
inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) at 



October 22. It was most enjoyable the University. Assisting the IFC 



for everyone and the first 
attempt to promote sisterhood 
among the Greeks. 

In keeping with the Halloween 
spirit, our money making project 
for October was the sale of 
caramel apples, which was most 
successful. Also, if you happened 
to have seen a lot of "strange" 
looking individuals (like Zoro or a 
pair of dice) roaming around on 



seven new pledges: Sheri Bain, Halloween night, it was the Tri- 



Karen Balint, Carol Fleming, 
Debbie Joryner, Hope Kali- 
vretenos, Linda Kulp, and Kathy 
I^ftwich. We are very happy to 
have them! 

Congratulations to Ellie 
Kennedy, Mary l^ouiseMcGraw, 
and Cindy Sanders for making 
the basketball team. AET would 
also like to commend Sue Bona 
and Sally Chewning for their fine 
performance in the Dance 
Company concert. 

The AET's had a costume party 
for Halloween with prizes for the 
best costume. Congratulations to 
the winners: first, Debbie 
Daniels; second, Cindy Sanders 
and Muffin Ames; third, Myra 
Gwyer, Mary Bruce Hazelgrove, 
and Ellie Kennedy. 

Ust Sunday the AET's had a 
Banquet celebrating Founder's 
Day. We were happy to have 
many returning alumni with us. 

Kappa Delta 

The KD's welcome their newest 
pledge — Evie Harlow. We had 
many unexpected visitors this 



Sigma's. In celebration of 
Halloween, we had a costume 
party and cookout at the cabin 
with Delta Sigma Phi fraternity 
from University of Virginia. The 
evening proved to be a most 
eventful one for all. 

Zeta Tau Alpha 

The Zetas have pulled through 
again with another winner. 
Congratulations go to Ann Gray 
on being chosen Hampden- 
Sydney's Homecoming Queen. 
Ann was sponsored by the Sigma 
Nu Fraternity with Jay Waddill 
as her escort. 

We would also like to recognize 
those Zetas who have excelled 
academically. Congratulations, 
Beth Tomlinson and Teresa 
Wood. These girls were recently 
initiated into Pi Gamma Mu, a 
Social Science Honor Society. 
Teresa is currently working hard 
on the Miss Longwood Pageant, 
too. The Miss longwood Pageant 
is also being aided by Mary K. 
McDaniel's help. 

Zeta has always been a fun- 



is the inter-Sorority Council, the 
Charlottesville and Albermarle 
Jaycees, some eighteen area 
churches and nine other civic 
organizations, the nurses at the 
University Hospital, and 
numerous other school and 
University groups. 

Local March of Dimes funds 
are earmarked for the Neo-nattil 
Care Unit at the University 
Hospital. The Neo-natal Care 
Unit is an ambulance specially 
designed and equipped to carry 
and treat premature and sick 
infants. 

A regular ambulance is 
designed and equipped for use by' 
adults, so the bulk of its 
equipment is virtually useless for 
the treatment of babies. Because 
the Charlottesville-Albermarle 
Rescue Squad received nearly 
200 calls last year for 
transportation of sick infants, the 
University Hospital, the March of 
Dimes, and the IFC have made 
the acquisition of the Neo-natal 
Care Unit a top priority. 

The Inter-Fraternity Council 



has set a goal of $20,000 for the 
Walk-a-thon. If attained, this will 
make the walk the largest single 
event fund raising effort in recent 
years. This will also mean an 
effective donation of $16,000 to the 
Unit's $45,000 total cost. 
"Because 70 per cent of all the 
babies who will use the Neo-natal 
Care Unit are from all over 
central and western Virginia 
(outside Charlottesville and 
Albemarle County), and be- 
cause the women at Longwood 
College are fairly close to many 
of the fraternity men at the 
University, we are hoping that 
you young ladies might want to 
help us in this most worthwhile 
' endeavor," said Walk 
Coordinator Don Smith. 

"The Walk-A-Thon effort is 
going rather well here, with all of 
the sororities participating," said 
Panhellenic Councils President 
Sharon Cadmus. 

"All of the sororities are 
competing against each other for 
sponsors. The top sorority will 
win a keg", stated Sharon. 

"PanheUenic plans to set up a 
booth in the near future to take 
donations and sponsers. All the 
sororities need sponsers and 
walkers so we plan to solicit 
independents and townspeople," 
added Sharon. 

Anyone wishing further 
information on the Walk-A-Thon 
may contact any sorority 
member. 



past weekend. Student teachers, loving sorority. We lived up to our 
Marge Whitley, Gayle Jones, and title this past Halloween. Every 



Nancy Milan were back and KD 
alumnae Kay Tucker, Mari-Bea 
Coles, Sandy Watkins, Ellen 
Anderson, and Debbie Sherbart 
came by to see us. It was good to 
see some of the old sisters. 

Our Founder's Day coffee on 
October 23 went very well. For 
our money making project the 
KD's are selling light bulbs. If 
anyone needs any contact a KD 
or come to our chapter room on 
fourth floor Stubbs. 

PhiMu 

The Phi Mu's have been very 
busy getting ready for a 
successful rush next semester. 
We have a new Phi, Beverly 
Coates. The weekend of October 
8-9 we initiated two new sisters 
into our bond. They are Wanda 
Hirkland and Lynn Vickistrom. 
Terri Rickmond is a new transfer 
member of our chapter. She 
comes to us from the Phi Mu 
chapter at Davis and Elkins Coll- 
ege in Elkins, West Va. We are 
very happy to have her with us. 
We will be selling doughnuts on 
December 4 to begin our fund 
raising projects for our sorority 
formal in April. Anyone 
interested in reserving a dozen 
may contact any sorority 
member or call 392-6891. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma 

The Sigma's have been quite 
busy these past two weeks. On 
October 20, Pam Eraser became 
our new pledge. At this time, we 
would again like to extend our 
congratulations and best wishes 
to Pam. I>ater in the week, our 
president, Marilyn Kibler, flew to 
New York to attend Cornell 
University's Homecoming. While 



Zeta dressed up in 'rare form,' 
and visited Holly Manor Nursing 
Home. 

This past week our sorority 
held two of its annual events. On 
Thursday night, we had our Big- 
Sister-Little-Sister banquet. It 
was held at the Red Lyon, and 
everyone had a good time just 
being together. On Sunday 
afternoon, our parents were 
invited to attand a banquet in 
their honor. Following dinner, 
there was a small ceremony, and 
a reception in the chapter room. 
It was a success and the parents 
had a good time. 



Dance Performance 

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allowed the dancers freedom of 
movement, and equally allowed 
the audience much laughter. The 
music, with the undertone of bass 
throughout, was the elephant 
abstraction, which the dancers 
took advantage of in every way. 

IjAMTdi Bailey, choreographer 
for "Tortoises," and dancers 
Teresa Snelling, Sue Bailey and 
I^ura Bailey, deserve praise for 
their performance of this dance 
with rushed music and slow pace. 
All of their gestures and simple 
costuming made them appear 
and be the tortoises they were 
depicting. 

"Aquarium," choreographed 
by Tilsia Stephens, and 
performed by Mary Alice 
Appleman, Gail Parsons, Jackie 
Page, and Tilsia Stephens, was a 
most realistic view into the 
oversized fishbowl. The 
costuming, presumably to 
symbolize angel, blue and gold 



Speech Class Tells 
All About People 

« .. .L .. „i aspects of women and love. Other 

By Margaret Hammersley J^^^^ p.^^^^ ^ ^^^ humorous 

"What do you get when you kiss vein were "Sex Is Not So Sexy 

a guy?". .."Chapped lips." Such Anymore," read by Allie Chaff in; 

was the material presented in and "Cassanova Junior Grade," 

"All About People," a program read by Averett Jones, 
produced last Tuesday by Nancy On a more serious note, Suzann 

Anderson's oral interpretation smith read "The Addict." In 

class. A couple of high school addition to her reading, the use of 



groups turned out for the 
program along with a few L.C. 
students and professors. 



appropriately metered 
background music made for an 
effective performance. Glenn 



Highlighting the program were Leftwich recited a portion of The 



several humorous readings. It is 
hard not to be impressed by the 
genuine talent of Jacqui 
Singleton. She read a witty, 
original piece entitled, "Essay on 
Brown." Humor was revealed not 
only through content, but also 



Glass Menagerie with brilliant 
expression. Also included in the 
program were several original 
poems. 

Produced in the Studio 
Theatre, there seemed more 
audience contact than had it been 



through expression. The opening on a larger stage, and a feeling of 

quote was taken from another relaxation for both the audience 

original piece of Jacqui, "That and the readers. The intensities 

Other Rib," which explored the of the lighting were quite 

humorous, serious and often sad effective in creating mood. 



fish, was unusual in it's effect, 
and with the special lighting 
effects, both complimented each 
other. The dance itself provided 
solo's, duets, and ensemble 
performing which was very 
calming in it's performance. 

The bird selection, "Aviary," 
choreographed by Sandy 
Williams and performed by 
Sandy, Susan Qift, Lynn Mabry, 
Terrell Jones, and Susann Smith, 
will be most remembered for 
Susann's performance of the 
hawk, whose expression was a 
caricature almost mime-like 
The carnival selection entitled 
"Swans" was definitely the most 
delicate and moving one in the 
program. Choreographer Sharon 
Cadmus was obviously aware of 
the beauty of the Swan, and her 
dancers, Leslie Olsen, Petie 
Grigg, Kris Sommers and Sharon 
herself, all costumed in white 
with chiffon ballet skirts were the 
epitomy of beautiful. Sharon's 
swan-death at the end of the 
dance was the most graceful of 
death's and is now in the file of 
Longwood's dance memorobilia. 
"Pianists," choreographed and 
performed by Terri Williams and 
Carol Henry was delightful in 
comic dance theatre. Although 
the costumes were more penguin- 
like than not, the dance was well 
performed. 

Closing the Carnival was 
"Fossils," a light and snappy 
selection choreographed by Bun- 
ny Wadsworth and performed by 
Bunny, Sherrie Barnard, Cheri 
DeButeri, and Sue Bona. 

The finale, where the "Wild 
Asses" again recreated the 
bombardment of dancers and 
animals, and also a well stage 
revival of the technique 
illustrated in the opening of the 
program reiterated the 
preparation for the concert, 
which was followed by a standing 
ovation Saturday night, and three 
curtain calls which were more 
than well deserved. Again, this 
production was a delight in dance 
theatre and will not soon be 
forgotten by anyone who wit- 
nessed it. 



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Special Feature — Homosexuality — See Pg. 4-5 



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VOL. LII 



IDNGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1976 



NO. 11 



Major-Minor Elections Dec. 2 - 
Don't Gripe If You Don't Vote 



By BONNIE GHEEN 

Often some challenge or 
problem can be met and solved 
only by using the highest caliber 
of thinking that we can marshal. 
This involves looking at the 
appearances and coming to 
conclusions based on known 
premises. However, there is the 
higher dimension that we often 
overlook. We need to let the mind 
work free from bias of precedent 
or methods used in the past. We 
should learn to let our minds 
connect with the free-flowing 
intelligence available to us. This 
is a sound, practical way to find 
new, creative solutions. 

Ralph Rhea 

On December 2, 1976 the 
student body will be voting for 
those candidates they think will 
best represent them on 
Legislative Board, Judicial 
Board, Residence Board, Student 
Union, and the Intramural 
Athletic Association. The few 
students who stepped forward to 
take on the challenge of running 
for an office will be looking to the 
students for support and 
ultimately for their vote. 

Students can find out who the 
candidates are and why they are 
running by reading the request- 
to-run forms posted in the New 
Smoker. Those running for an 
office took the time to fill out the 
forms so please take the time to 
read them. Campaign speeches 
will take place on November 30, 
1976 in the Gold Room of 
Lankford. Candidates for 
chairman and vice-chairman will 
give a speech and those running 
for minor offices will be 



introduced. Following the 
speeches students will have the 
opportunity to question the 
candidates. 

In the past elections those 
candidates running for chairman 
and losing have had the option of 
dropping down and running for 
the vice-chairman position. 
Elections Committee has 
amended its constitution so that 
those candidates running for 
chairman and losing will not be 
able to drop down to the vice- 
chairman slot unless the position 
is vacant. Elections Committee 
felt those running for chairman 
had an unfair advantage over 
other Candidates who are not 
allowed to run for any other 
position once they lose. Also, it 
did not seem fair to those 
candidates that chose to run in 
the vice-chairman position from 
the beginning. 

Those students not running for 
an office can still get involved in 
Student Government by running 
for a representative. Four 
students from the sophomore, 
junior, and senior class are 
picked to represent the students. 
Two day students are elected to 
serve on legislative Board. Two 
students for the sophomore, 
junior, and senior class are 
elected to Judicial Board. There 
is one day student 
representative. Any student 
interested in becoming a 
representative should attend the 
class meeting during the week of 
November 29, 1976. 

Elections are the way to get 
people in office that are going to 
represent you the students. If you 



Flu Vaccination 



The regular "flu shots" for this year will be given on 
Wednesday, November 17, and Thursday, November 18, in the 
College Infirmary to any student, faculty or staff member who 
wishes to be vaccinated. Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon and 4:00 
p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Charge: $1.00 per person. Anyone who has had 
the swine flu vaccination should wait at least two weeks before 
having the regular flu shot. Call 392-9331 if you have any 
questions. There will be an opportunity to have the shots in 
December if you cannot do it at the times scheduled. 



Swine Flu Vaccination 



The U. S. Public Health Office will administer the swine flu 
vaccine at the scheduled time at the local public health office in 
Farmville. Members of the student body may go to the public 
health office between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on any 
Wednesday to have the swine flu vaccination. 



do not attend the campaign 
speeches to find out what the 
candidates views are and if you 
don't vote then you should not 
spend the next year complaining 
about everything that is wrong 
with the school. This is your 
chance to try and change all 
those things you think should be 
changed. The only way to bring 
about any kind of change is to 
seek out those candidates who 
are also interested in a change. 
Those members of the student 
body who do not take the time to 
find out what elections are about 
are the ones who are going to 
suffer the most in the upcoming 
year. This is your chance to do 
something about what goes on in 
the school. Don't let it be just 
another event at I.,ongwood but 
rather something that is going to 
bring about good results for the 
school. 



Press Conference Topics 

INov. 16, 1976 

Sunday dinner allire 
(Construction proj<'cls 

Drinking in Sorority (Ihapler rooms 
Add -drop figures 

Procedures on obtaining collect' hus 

Coeducation 

Infractions and p<'nalties of 
Judicial and Kesideiice Hoards 

Student Counselors 
ETC. KTC. KTC. FTC. 



Jewelry And Metalsmithing Exhibit 
Comprehensive And Naturalistic 



By SHARON CONNOR 

The art of metalsmithing and 
jewelry making is on display in 
the Bedford Gallery through 
November 19th. This display 
belongs to Mark Baldridge, a 
faculty member of the Longwood 
Art Department who teaches 
crafts, metals, design, jewelry, 
and metalseminar. 

Mr. Baldridge's educational 
background in art started at the 
State University College at 
Buffalo where he attained a B.S. 
in art education. Then he 
continued on to earn a M.F.A. in 
metalsmithing and jewelry at 
Cran brook Academy of Art. He 
has attended workshops at other 
institutions and has entered 
many art shows where his 
exhil)itions have gained much 
recognition. 

Nature influences many of Mr. 
Baldridge's ideas and concepts of 
art. He does not duplicate forms 
found in nature, but strives to 
create beautiful shapes in metal. 
He feels that often, like nature, 
his creations do not lend 
themselves to the human touch. 
Mr. Baldridge also feels that 
metal is the best material to 
execute his forms and ideas that 
possess him. "Metal, like any 
material, possesses certain 
inherent qualities— if it is strong 
and durable, and therefore can be 
elongated into very elegant forms 
that would be impossible to 
execute m other media. Unlike 
most materials, it can be polished 
to a very smooth and beautiful 



reflection that has appealed to 
man since the beginning of 
time." He finds metal 
extremely frustrating at times, 
but because of its inherent 
qualities, believes metal to be the 
only material through which 
forms, ideas, and expression can 
be created. 

By sitting down in front of a 
sketch pad, Mr. Baldridge can 
begin to draw, creating an idea 
for metal design. For each design 
that is actually created in metal, 
there remains between one and 
two hundred that are never 
utilized. All of his work in the 
exhibition is original and has 
been worked on over a .span (»f 13 
years. 

Two che.ss .sets complete with 
inlaid and carved boards, wine 
cups, salad sets, champagne 
goblets, sterling and rosewood 
.sculptures, a coffee .server, .salt 
and pepper shakers, bracelets, 
rings, pins and pendants are 
included in this visual testimony 
of the artist-craftsman's 
versatility. 

Preliminary design drawings 
from Baldridge's .sketchbook are 
also featured. Baldridge states 
that he has "attempted to make 
the exhibit as comprehensive as 
possible, beginning with the 
initial ideas and designes, 
explaining the technical aspects 
of creation, displaying some of 
the tools of the trade, and finally 
exhibiting some of the finished 
objects." 



The tap.stone of the exhibit, in 
leniis of the number of man- 

• 

hours involved, is the "Nature's 
Imperial (Jarden" che.ss .set- 
sterling chess pieces on an 
ornately carved ro.scwood lx»ard 
inlaid with walnut and sumac, 
mounted on a cai^ved walnut 
base. 

Biildridge estimates that he 
spent 1900 to 2000 hours ou the 
board alone, with rsoinc HK) hours 
mve.sted in each che.ss piece. This 
work will be u.sed for exhibition 
only. It is .scheduled to go next lo 
Phenix, Arizona, and then to 
Seattle, Washington, for the 
(Jold.sinitli's conference. 

The grandeur of the che.ss .set is 
balanced by the fluid beauty of 
the .sterling and ro.sewood sculp- 
tures and the intricacy of the 
jewelry pieces, .some mounted 
with sapphires, citrine, 
tanzanite, opal, and other stones. 

Baldridge purcha.ses most of 
his raw materials gold, sterling, 
woods, .stones from New York 
and Michigan. The sumac u.sed in 
his che.ss boards, however, came 
from a tree cut from his father's 
land in New York. 

One di.splay ca.se in the gallery 
contains objects created during 
the period from 1963 to 1969. 
Baldridge states that they are 
included "to document the 
changes which ocurred in this 
metalsmith's many years of 
working. The.se early pieces are 
generally small, two- 

dimensional, and aesthetically 
and technically simple." 



Page 2 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, November 16, 1976 



Another 
Challenge 



Each meeting of the Board of Visitors brings an 
opportunity to raise questions and suggestions 
concerning the phases of college life. The concern of 
many, however, is that suggestions often go unheeded. 
What real purpose does it serve for students to form 
committees, research, gather input, and propose 
changes, when many of these changes are stifled as 
they go through the various channels? Student 
members of Legislative, Residence, and Judicial 
Boards carefully went through the handbook last year 
and suggested changes and deletions. Did any of these 
changes actually appear? A description of penalties 
appears in a listing of general terms; both Residence 
and .Judicial Boards requested a separate listing of 
their penalties in their specific sections. Many 
regulations are outdated and unheeded and were 
deleted in the boards' revisions. Yet most still appear 
in the final handbook. What good does it do for students 
to gather input and propose what the student body 
wants? There is good communication between the 
boards and the administration. But communication 
and a sincere working together are two different ideas. 
It serves no purpose to speak for student involvement 
when ideas are overruled. Final ratification of open 
house hours was approved by students and Legislative 
Hoard early this semester. Has final approval been 
given yet? Granted, the Board of Visitors must vote on 
It. but IS It necessary to wait until the last minute to 
prepare the proposal? Several ideas that have been 
suggested by students and considered worthy of being 
looki'd into by the boards have suddenly been dropped. 
Pidiiiises ol "we're looking into it" are abundant at 
enrountei s with the administration, whether it be at a 
board meeting or a press conference. It was hoped last 
spring hy the Student Activities Fees Committee that 
ih( y would he given partial control over the 
coiiiingency reserve. To date, no definite answer has 
been given as to the possibility of this. Varying 
answiMs are given to questions, and there seems to be a 
lack ot simple, straight answers. 

Student-admmistrative communication is a strong 
point on this campus. The potentials could be doubled if 
this communication was straight-forward and based 
on trust. The student body is not radical. It is primarily 
apathetic. The few who are openly involved ask 
questions to benefit the college, not to trick it or trap it 
into saying something it shouldn't. Coeducation has 
brought new ideas out into the open, but few changes 
have been proposed because of the feeling of why 
bother. Why should a few students stick their necks out 
and push tor change and press for answers when the 
student body is not concerned enough to find out the 
questions? Perhaps if a genuine relationship were to 
develop between the students and administration, then 
attempts to bring change would not seem so futile. 
There are students willing to develop this relationship. 



Judicial Board Search Procedures 
Business-Like And Warranted 



By RUTH BOURNE 

Over the past few weeks 
concern has been raised by 
students about the workings of 
the Judicial Board, specifically 
search procedures. It is the wish 
of the Board to clear up this 
matter. 

In the event that a preliminary 
investigation warrants a search, 
permission must be granted by 
the President of the College. 
Before the President will grant 
this type of permission, he is 
aware of the facts brought out 
through a preliminary 
investigation. Hearsay evidence 
is not enough to warrant a 
search. 

The search is conducted by the 
Chairman and Vice-Chairman 
only after special permission has 
been granted. The student who's 
room is being searched during 
the informal investigation is 
always extended the courtesy of 
knowing who is searching his 

Legislative Board 
Discussions 

A controversial issue was 
decided at legislative Board 
meeting, November 8. After 
discussion and deliberation, the 
board voted to not allow a 
candidate who lost the 
chairmanship of a board in 
Major-Minor elections to drop to 
run for the office of vice 
chairman, unless that office is 
unfilled. 

In other action at the meeting, 
Stuff-the-Bus tickets were passed 
out and members listened to 
representatives of both a men's 
and women's group interested in 
starting a fraternity and sorority, 
respectively, here on campus. 
Student Government has nothing 
to do with the procedures of 
fraternities or sororities, 
however, so no action was taken 
in respect to that discussion. 



room and the specific reason for 
the search. He also has the right 
to remain present during this 
time. 

All proceedings of the Judicial 
Board are thorough and carried 
out in a business like manner. 
The student is always considered 
innocent until proven guilty. 

The Judicial Board is a branch 
of the Student Government and is 
run by elected officers and 



members. If you have any 
suggestions for changes become 
involved with the Student 
Government and voice your 
opinions. Change comes through 
hard work and your support. 

If you have questions 
concerning the Judicial Board 
contact the Chairman or the Vice- 
Chairman. The Judicial Board 
challenges you to become 
involved. 



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stuff into a bus? The Student 
{Government Association is 
sponsoring the Stuff-the-Bus 
Contest to be held Nov. 16 
(today), after birthday dinner. 
Students, faculty members, 
administration, and Student 
Government Board members will 
file onto the bus until it is full to 
the brim. Whoever has guessed 
the right number will win a 
rocking chair. In order to register 
your guess, (or guesses) a ticket 
(50 cents) must be bought and 
filled out. Any Student 
Government Board member has 
the tickets (legislative. Judicial 
or Residence Board member). 

All money raised in the contest 
will be given to the Herbert R. 
Blackwell Scholarship fund. The 
Blackwell Scholarship is 
awarded in the spring to a 
freshman who has shown unusual 
accademic achievement. 

So come on out after birthday 
dinner on November 16, buy a 
ticket, guess how many people 
can be squeezed into the golf bus 
and have a good time watching 
the results. 



Placement 
Figures Near 
Completion 

By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

"The 1976 Placement Report is 
as good as last year's," says 
Nikki Fallis, Director of 
Placement for longwood. Ms. 
Fallis said that all 422 graduates 
have been contacted by the 
Placement Office and the report 
is in the final stages of 
completion for the November 
Board of Visitors meeting. The 
full report will be printed in The 
Rotunda after the Board of 
Visitors meeting. 



Blue Roses And Suffering 
Characterize 'Glass Menagerie' 



Page 3 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday. November 16, 1976 



By WILLIAM C. WOODS 

"When you look at a work of 
delicately-spun glass," 
Tennessee Williams has 
remarked, "you think of two 
things: how beautiful it is, and 
how easily it can be broken." The 
Glass Menagerie is, and is about, 
such looking and such work. Last 
week's production of it by the 
Longwood Players obeyed the 
author to a T — making it 
beautiful, and breaking it a little. 
The thing is quintessential 
Williams: a minatory father, 
grown most potent in his passing, 
cripples a deserted wife, whose 
sunny memories defeat a lifeless 
daughter and tangle up the will of 
a "poetic" son. A gentleman 
caller fetched from the mother's 
past to marry the daughter's 
future may save them all. . .but 
he has a lady of his own, 
moreover lives as deep in 
memory as the rest. No exit. The 
caller, bluff and brainless, well- 
intentioned, underlines Laura's 
isolation, breaking the glass 
unicorn's horn only to fix it more 
firmly to her own forehead. Tom, 
the brother, curses but can 
escape; Amanda lives in 
recollection thick as day. But 
l^ura, whose lameness is mainly 
a metaphor for her aloneness, 
has nowhere to go except to the 
dark at the top of the fire escape, 
once she's blown out her candles 
in answer to her bedevilled 
absent brother's prayer. It's all a 
bit pat, but it's pretty. 

Like much of Williams' much 
wurked-over work. The Glass 
Menagerie has an interesting 
history. Its origins are to be found 
in his short story, "Portrait of A 
Girl in Glass," as well as in a film 
script, "The Gentleman Caller," 
which MGM rejected in the early 
40*s when Williams was 
unhappily a contract writer 
there. Its roots, of course, are so 
deep in the playwrite's life that 
only high art could fully cut the 
bonds that link family to 
character and history to 
theatrical event. Williams 
suffered Wingfield's shoe-store 
servitude in St. Louis. His own 
sister Rose went mad, collected 
glass. His father could have sat 
for the absent parent. His mother 
wrote a book to deny she was-is 
Amanda. 

All this is worth noting, 
because autobiography is a 
young writer's worst vice, the 
assumption that his sufferings 
are worth recording his besetting 
vanity. Williams took the dare 
and won. So said the New York 
Drama Critics Circle Award of 
1945. So has said the received 
wisdom of 30 years. 

The play, then, is an American 
classic — stifle a yawn. Time has, 
in a way, been as unkind to it as it 



has been true to time's sewer, 
memory. The thumbprints of 
apprenticeship are all over this 
little play: the forced poetry of 
the prose, the unflagging 
faithfulness to undigested 
autobiography. Too, Williams' 
later work, with its convoy of 
violence and void, has busted up 
I^ura's little animals a bit, as 
though to suggest that grief 
shrunk to the size of four cold- 
water walls is not emotion 
enough on which to found a major 
reputation. 

And yet. The Glass Menagerie 
hangs on, fodder for small 
theater groups (few actors, 
single set), both footnote and 
keynote to a brave career. Few of 
Williams' other plays show his 
distrust of audiences or his 
reliance on actors more clearly; 
few show as quickly the core of 
caring and decency that give his 
work its claim on future fortune. 

The distrust is made clear in 
his production notes, which call 
for a screen where words and 
images ("blue roses" and blue 
roses, say?) are to be flashed, 
presumably to remind an 
audience that it has been 
awakened to a dream. This 
device is rarely used in 
performance; Longwood corre- 
ctly skipped it. 

The importance of the actors is 
made clear in the play itself. The 
language is coy and pedestrian, 
but full of truth; thus Williams 
repays hardworking actors with 
a chance to give his play a 
majesty the text only outlines. 
( Indeed, it may be that he is our 
greatest playwrite because he 
never offers more than half a 
play; he knows he theater has 
many mouths to feed.) 

Unfortunately, the acting in 
this production was not often 
equal to the play. Glenn Leftwich 

— as narrator, brother, and son 

— read his role with an athletic 
authority that ran precisely 
counter to its requirements: the 
psychic stresses Tom Williams 
built into Tom Wingfield, poet on 
the lam, need to be expressed 
with neurotic delicacy, not 
Oedipal truculence. On the other 
hand, Leftwich was funny and 
convincing in his battles with his 
mother — the play's best role, 
given to this production's best 
performer, Patti Carr, the only 
member of the cast whose work 
consisted of more than one 
dimension. 

Amanda is a difficult, 
rewarding character — a wholly 
insensitive woman whose 
continuing crime is to drown her 
daughter in her own flirtatious 
past. Yet she has tenacity, 
dignity, a passion for family that 
terrorizes her son and doubtless 
drove away her husband. Her 



Dr. Rosemary Sprague 
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"Children of Grief" 

November 16 — 7:00 P.M. 

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fussiness crumbles only under 
the force of her own vision of 
romance, the "plantation life" 
she was bred for and denied. She 
is a type, but more, a personality. 
Williams wrote her with anger 
and kindness, and Carr played 
her with a full understanding. 

The part of Laura, while 
pivotal, is less demanding; Bene 
Blake was adequate in it, and 
sometimes touching. Alan Boone, 
as the gentleman caller, offered a 
properly vulgar performance, 
but somebody should have told 
him that shipping clerks in St. 
Louis in 1945 didn't wear long 
hair and sideburns, not even in a 
dream. 

Patton I^ckwood's direction of 
the play was adroit and even- 
handed. Benjamin Emerson's 
setting and lighting, and Trish 
Rowland's cosutmes, were 
equally appropriate. 

The only really false note in the 
production came from the 
strange intrusion of a song 
written especially for it by Jacqui 
Singleton, a routinely "pretty" 
number that sounded like an out- 
take from a Barbara Striesand 
movie. Williams' script profits 
from the ambient sound of period 
melodies; it doesn't call to have a 
hole hacked in it, all action 
senselessly stopped to make 
room for a few bars of 70' s 
sentimentality. 

In the end, this offering fell 
somewhat short of the Longwood 
Players' funky, exuberant 
reading of Twelfth Night earlier 
this year; in fairness, it's a more 
demanding play, and if the 
players gave more a recollection 
than a finished performance, who 
will call that the worst way to 
remember a meditation on 
memory? Blue roses are in order 
to the cast and crew for their 
determined struggle with it. 




Patron Saint Joan Of Arc — 
Respected Or Demeaned 



By DEBBIE MOUL 

She loved religion. She loved 
war. She loved France. She loved 
humanity. She had a reverent 
soul. She was the seventeen year 
old peasant girl of Domremy who 
led the French army into battle 
with the intention of driving the 
English from France and of 
obtaining the crown for it's 
rightful owner, the Dauphin 
King. She succeeded. She was 
Joan of Arc. 

In searching for a gift that 
would embody these ideals of 
leadership, the Joan Circle, 
Alpha Delta Rho, finally selected 
the equestrian statue by Anne 
Hyatt Huntington, an honorary 
member of the sorority. 

Attributing to the fact that 
bronze was so very expensive, 
the statue was given as a gift to 



S-UN 



has 
substituted a concert in Jarman with Glassmoon on 
Wednesday, November 17, for the scheduled mixer 
on November 18. Come hear the heavy sound of 
Glassmoon at 8:00 p.m. Longwood students $1.00, 
Guest $2,00. 



Longwood ('ollego by the Gorhain 
("Dinpany, publishers of the 
statue, and by Mrs. Ihinlinglon'.s 
husband, Arclior Milton 
Huntington. In April of 1927. the 
statue was accepted by Dr. 
Jarman and by members ol 
Alpha Delta Rlu» and thus placed 
on the colonnade in front of the 
college. 

Contrary to popular belief, 
there exists only three original, 
yet large, statues of this fomi in 
the world; one in France; one on 
Riverside Drive; and one in Mrs. 
Huntington's native state. 
Longwood College posse.s.ses a 
mere four-foot copy of this .statue. 

It has been established that we 
students of Longwood College are 
supposed to love the equestrian 
.statue of Joan of Arc and look up 
to it as embodying the ideals of 
life and leadership. Yet, 
somehow, it seems difficult to 
respect or idolize a statue 
covered with dust and dirt. If 
Joan of Arc plays such an 
important role in this particular 
establishment, then why hasn't 
there been some action taken by 
the administration to clear away 
the cobwebs that flow from her 
posterior to the saddle and those 
in her crotch? 

Halloween night added the final 
touch when Joan of Arc was seen 
riding on to victory with a pum- 
kin on her head. Tsk! Tsk! Where 
is the respect? 




Semi-Formal Christmas Dance, featuring The Prophets December 3, 9 p. m. — 1 a. m., singles — 
$2.00, couples — $3.00. 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, November 16, 1976 



BISEXUAL/HOMOSEXUAL : 



What Is It And Why Is It 



A large percentage of gossip on 
Longwood's campus concerns 
homosexuality— not necessarily 
what constitutes a homosexual or 
why a person chooses 
homosexuality but... who is and 
who isn't. Unfortunately for 
some, we will not be dealing with 
who is and who isn't, but will 
hopefully explain homosexuality 
.so that people will understand it 
and the h<)mo.sexual better. 

First, what is a homosexual.' 
Atcordmg to Female and Male 
•Homosexuals are individuals 
who.se .sexual attraction is to 
niembers of the same sex and 
wliose pleasures in the everyday 
a.spects of living are enchanted 
by sharing them with a member 
of the same sex. They .still remain 
either female and regard their 
partners as female, or male and 
regard their partners as male." 
This differs from bi.sexuals in 
that (again Female and Male) 
"bi.sexual individuals enjoy close 
emotional relationships with 
either sex, with crushes, 
infatuations, and love, which 
may or may not lead to 
pleasurable physical sexuality, 
depending on the mutuality of the 
feeling. There are a number of 
individuals who, over the years, 
urow into or out of a period of 
bi.sexuality, or who, because of 
societal pressures and a desire 
for per.sonal, emotional stability 
discard bi.sexuality for either 
homo.sexualily or heterosexuality 
;is a pennaiient life .style." 

There is no single cause of 
homo.sexuality. One is Iwrn with 
neither homosexual or 
hetero.sexual tendencies, but with 
the capacity to respond sexually. 
Personal experiences are the 
(1 e I e r m i n a n t s . F a m i 1 y 
.socialization has perhaps been 
t»ver-em[)ha.size(l as a cuase of 
homo.sexuality. While it is an 
important factor in detennining 
;i person's .sexual preference, it is 
not the single cause. Parents 
have limited control over the 
sexual outcome of their children. 
Other fitrces outside the home, 
such as experiences with peers 
al.so aids in homosexuality. If a 
person has meaningful, overt 
lioiMosexual play during or just 
[)n(ir to adolescence, he or she is 
more likely to be homosexual. 
According lo Female and Male 
■'Most overt homosexuality 
among males occurs between 
puberty and age Hi; most of the 
rest oi'curs before age 25. That is, 
the incidence itself of one or more 
acts occurs pretty much between 
the ages of 12 to 13 and 25. But the 
great majority of these acts do 
not lead either partner to become 
steady homosexuals. Among 
females, the incidence is not 
nearly s«> confined to early 
adolescence, but is spread rather 
evenly until age 30." In essence, 
homosexuals are homosexual 
because they are more attracted 
to members of their own sex. 

Although many people 
experiment with homosexuality, 
the number of predominant 
homosexuals is surprisingly 
small. Between one-quarter and 
one-third of adult males of 
college background have had at 
least one overt homosexual 
experience, however only 4 per 
cent of college educated white 
adult males are predominately 
homosexual. Between 15 to 30 per 
cent of unmarried college 
educated females have had 



homosexual relationships, 
however the number of 
predominantly homosexual 
females in the United States is 
between 1 and 2 per cent. 

One of the biggest problems the 
homo.sexuals must face (besides 
the fad that their behavior is 
considered socially 
unacceptable) is stereotyping. 
Male homosexuals are imagined 
to be "feminine" in 
appearance and behavior, while 
lesbians are pictured as very 
masculine in behavior and 
appearance. .."bull dykes". 
Masculine-Feminine or Human 
stales that, "Queens' and 'bull 
dykes' do exist, but they 
comprise a relatively small, if 
conspicuous, proportion of 
practicing homosexuals. What 



homosexual, has a choice of 
either hiding her feelings, or 
openly acknowledging them and 
suffering the consequences. In 
Our Bodies, Ourselves, a group 
of lesbians explained their 
situation like this: "I.«sbianism 
is not a physical characteristic- 
unlike the quality of being black 
or being a woman. So most of us 
have the choice either to be 
invisible, by passing as .straight, 
or to be open. If we decide to be 
openly gay we often become 
vulnerable to physical and 
psychological harassment. We're 
labeled sick, sometimes kept 
away from kids, maybe fired 
from our jobs. If we keep our 
gayness hidden we are constantly 
subjected to the insults and 
embarassment of being assumed 



June 



possible reason would they have to be heterosexual: gynecologists 

want us to use birth control, 
friends want to "set us up" with 
boys, men make passes at us. 
More important, our lives often 
become filled with the fear that 
others will find out. We may be 
blackmailed-for money if we 
have it, for favors and 
information if we don't." 

Job discrimination, which is a 
problem for all women is a big 
problem for lesbians. Since gay 
women have no male supporter, 
they are very dependent on their 
jobs. Lesbians are faced with 
double discrimination if they are 
openly gay. They are usually the 
last to be hired and the first to be 
fired. 

In a society where a woman's 
main concern is catching a man, 
people have a difficult time 
accepting the fact that a woman 
may make an alternate choice. 
To willingly live without the 
mental and physical 

companionship of a man is 
incomprehensible. The lesbian, 
also destroys the myth that a 
woman needs a man. Woman in 
Sexist Society states "l^esbians 
are the women who potentially 
can demonstrate life outside the 
male power structure thai 
dominates marriage as well as 
every other aspect of our culture. 
As attitudes towards hunian 
sexuality change, so do the 
attitudes towards homosexuality. 
"While homosexuality (Female 
and Male) is still labeled as 
criminal behavior in many 
states, there appears to be an 
emerging consensus that this 
form of sexual behavior is no 
more the law's business than is 
other sexual behavior among 
consenting adults.. .The 
increasing willingness of people 
to identify themselves as 
homosexuals, suggests that the 
sanctions and social control 
mechanisms against 
homosexuality are rapidly 
breaking down, just as they are 
breaking down or have broken 
down in other areas of sexual 
behavior." Tangible proof of this 
is in the fact that psychiatrists 
and sociologists no longer label 
homosexuality as a form of 
mental disorder but as a 
deviation from the norm. 

The rise of homosexuality and 
bisexuality has caused us, not 
only to re-evaluate our attitudes 
towards that particular subject, 
but towards human sexuality in 
general. We are now free to 
recognize that the forms of 
sexual love, or the gender, "do 
not matter when compared to the 
dignity of persons and their 
capacity for trust". 



for being attracted to an 
impersonator of the opposite sex 
rather than a mem'oer of it? 
From the perspective of a sex 
role orientation, homosexuals are 
drawn to members of their own 
.sex because they find their 
behavior more appealing, and-or 
they reject those of the opposite 
gender because the behaviors 
and attitudes characteristic of 
that sex are in some way 
offen.sive or repellent to them." 
In comparing male 

homo.sexuality to lesbianism it is 
.safe to generalize that female 
relation.ships evolve more from 
the emotions and male 
relation.ships from the phy.sical. 
Females become lesbians 
primarily because they find they 
develop more meaningful 
emotional attachments to other 
females than to males, and such 
relationships eventually come to 
l)e expressed in sexual terms. 
Unlike lesbians, male 
homosexuals seem to be 
considerably less frequently 
involved in long term, loving 
(iyad. Their .sexual encounters, 
like tho.se of 'straight' males, are 
likely to be many, fleeting, and 
exploitative. The one night stand 
resulting from a pick up at a gay 
bar, or what one author referred 
to as a "market mentality,' is far 
more typical of male than female 
homosexuals. In general their 
l)ehavior reflects the masculine 
emphasis on .sex divorced from 
emotional commitment; sex used 
for status, dominance, and so 
forth." (Masculine-Feminine or 
Human? ) 

Lesbianism, female 
homosexuality, is of major 
concern to Longwood ( as 
l,ongwood is still a 
predominantly female college), 
and shall be the main concern of 
this article henceforth. "In our 
society (Masculine-Feminine or 
Human?) males have 

considerably more prestige, 
power and freedom than females. 
It IS likely that given the higher 
prestige of the masculine role, 
homosexuality and sissyishness 
may appear as a kind of betrayal, 
while lesbianism and 

tomboy ishness may appear as 
more or less understandable 
imitations of a superior status 
role. This would help to explain 
the far greater social antipathy to 
the former than the latter." 
While male homosexuality 
evokes disdain, lesbianism 
evokes pity and a form of 
understanding— although this 
understanding does not mean 
acceptance. 
The lesbian, like the male 



It just happened one afternoon 
As we were walking home 
posters in hand 
on our way to day care 
for Jesse and Raphael 

"Do you think you'll ever have children?" 
she asked me 

My mind swelled with memories of my mother 

asking when I wanted to settle down and have a family 

memories of teaching retarded children 

memories of wanting a baby so he'd stay with me 

memories of needing a child to keep the loneliness away 

Thinking of my sister alone with her son 

Thiinking of now 

Thinking of who I have become 

of whom I live with and whom I love 

Thinking of loving women 

of loving her ( June ) 

"Do you think you'll ever have children?" she asked me 
I felt the dam breaking 

flooding my body and mind with warm liquid energy 
alive and real 

Rita 
(taken from Our Bodies, Ourselves, p. 92) 



HIS Story 



This interview was conducted with a student of a college in 
Maryland. The person interviewed is a male age 20. He has known of 
his bisexual tendencies since high school. 

DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF BISEXUAL OR 
HOMOSEXUAL? 

"Bisexual, because I'm attracted to both sexes, but it really 
depends on the person. 

WHEN DID YOU DISCOVER YOU WERE BISEXUAL? 
High school. 

HAVE YOU HAD RELATIONSHIPS WITH BOTH SEXES? 
Yes. 

ARE YOU INVOLVED IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A MALE AT 
THIS TIME? 
Yes. 

DO YOU HAVE ANY GUILT FEELINGS ABOUT THE 
RELATIONSHIP? 
No. 

DO YOU GO ALONG WITH THE BLATANT HOMOSEXUAL 
ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS "GAY BARS," THE "GAY LIBERATION," 
ETC.? 

Yes. It's not a product of the gay world, it's a product of society's 
pressures. There is little or no difference between gay bars and 
straight ones except for biological sex of clientel. 
DO YOU FREQUENT GAY BARS? 
Yes. 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES? 
Yes. However; it would not include the typical marital goals. It 
would include a mutual sharing of responsibilities. 

Da YOU FORSEETHAT TYPE OF FUTURE FOR YOURSELF? 
No. I'm not looking for any specific future. 
DO YOU SEE THE POSSIBILITY OF HETEROSEXUAL 
RELATIONSHIPS IN THE FUTURE? 
Oh, sure! It's possible. 

ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES IN HAVING HOMOSEXUAL 
RELATIONSHIPS? 

Yes. There are no pressures or possibility of pregnancy. There was 
that pressure with a past relationship with a woman and that was one 
of the major reasons for the break-up. 

DO YOU FEEL THAT MALE HOMOSEXUALS ARE 
CONCERNED MORE WFTH THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE 
RELATIONSHIPS AND FEMALES THE EMOTIONAL? 

Ideally, I would like to say, no; but from my experiences men are 
definitely more likely to be out for "one night stands" and women are 
more for emotional experiences. 
DOES YOUR FAMILY KNOW? 

Yes, but they totally ignore it. It's assumed it'll go away. I don't 
hide it from my family; I just don't volunteer information. 
DO YOU THINK IT'LL EVER BE LEGALIZED? 
Yes. That also includes repeal of sodomy laws, which involves 
both homosexuals and heterosexuals. But that doesn't mean society 
will accept it. America's too Puritainistic. 



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A REVOLUTION 



Page 5 



THP: rotunda, Tuesday. November 16, 1976 



Compiled l)y 
Anne Sanndrrs and Susan n S mi ill 



HER Story 

This interview was held with a Longwood student. The person 
interviewed is female and 20 years of age. 
DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF HOMOSEXUAL OF BISEXUAL? 
"I hate classifying things — bisexual, I guess. I'm attracted to 
both sexes." 

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A MAN? 
Yes, but not a sexual relationship. 

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A WOMAN? 
Yes. 

WAS IT SEXUAL? 
At times. 

HAVE YOU HAD A HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH 
MORE THAN ONE PERSON? 
No. 

WHEN DID THIS RELATIONSHIP BEGIN? 
Sophomore year. 

DID YOU HAVE GUILT FEELINGS? 

No. If it's a relationship based on love — I don't see why there 
should be any guilt feelings. 

DID THE FACT THAT YOU WERE AT AN ALL^IRL SCHOOL 
INFLUENCE YOU? 

Possibly. I think there's a lot of environmental influences. 
ARE YOU STILL HAVING THIS RELATIONSHIP? 
Yes. 

COULD YOU HAVE A HETEROSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP 
NOW? 

No. Its not that I'm not attracted to men, its because I'm happy the 
way I am. The reason I wouldn't go back is because I'm not ready to 
end this relationship. 

DO YOU CONSIDER THIS A LASTING RELATIONSHIP? 
Yes. I wouldn't be in it if it wasn't. 

WHAT PROBLEMS DO YOU FORSEE IN THE FUTURE? 
Social pressures — but there's nothing that can't be coped with. 
DO YOU CONCEAL IT? 

Yes. A lot of my friends could be hurt. If my family were to find out 
they couldn't accept it. Friends too, but it's more family. Really, it's 
nobody's business — it's private! 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN BLATENT HOMOSEXUALITY? GAY 
BARS, GAY LIBERATION MOVEMENT, ETC. 

No. I don't think it belongs in public. I don't need the sense of 
security of being in a group that will socially accept it. It's cheaper to 
buy drinks in the liquor store anyway. 

DO YOU BELIEVE IN HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGES? 
I believe two people can commit themselves in the eyes of God. 
Personally I feel that He thinks it's all right. Homosexuals aren't going 
to be judged by God as a group — they'll be judged individually. 

HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU THINK ARE GAY AT 
LONGWOOD? 

40-50 per cent. A lot of people are overtly homosexual on this 
campus. I think a lot more people have entered into homosexual 
relationships but have not felt the need to make them public. 

DO YOU FEEL THAT SEX PLAYS AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN A 
HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP? 

The public looks at it that way. I can't speak for anybody else's 
relationship — but to me sex is the last thing you should build a 
relationship on. 

DO YOU ENJOY THE SEXUAL PART? 
Yeah — but I would also do without it. I don't think you can single 
out the sexual aspect because its just one facet of the whole 
relationship. 

ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES OVER HAVING A 
HOMOSEXUAL RELATIONSHIP? 
No. 
IF YOU HAD THE CHANCE TO DO IT ALL AGAIN, WHERE 

WOULD YOU BE? 

I'd be where I am. I'm happy. 

DO YOU THINK IT WILL EVER BE LEGALIZED? 

There is a general movement — in politics too — to do away with 
moral standards when it affects two consenting adults with the 
exception of adultery. It depends now on persons own moral values 
and conscience. I'd like to see it legalized, but it really doesn't matter. 

IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP A COMMITTED ONE? 

Yes. A union between two people based on love — and believing 
their right is a marriage — marriage means a union . 



An Essay By A Student 



I know not why you paint for 
yourself such false portraits but I 
will not let you throw a veil over 
my masterpiece. I am Gay. I am 
your sister-brother. I grew up 
with you. we went to the same 
schools and shared the same 
piece of candy. You have laughed 
with me, cried with me, you have 
accepted me as your friend. I am 
your mother-father, 1 have cared 
for you, and loved you as you 
have loved me. You have 
accepted me as an extension of 
all people just as you have 
accepted yourself. Yet, when I 
dare to acknowledge to you my 
true self, you become judge, jury 
and guilty verdict all in one. Yes, 
I am guilty, I'm guilty of honesty 
and a very real kind of love. 
What's tlie penalty, I'll gladly 
accept it. But you no longer see 
me, only the stereotypes society 
has placed upon me. You see only 



the "I AM NOT", and not that i 
AM". 

I refuse to let you deny me my 
right to sexual preference, my 
right to choose who I may love. 
Love is the element involved 
here. To love another beinj^ 
(regardless of sex), as I love 
myself isn't to be damned, but to 
come to tenns with my own 
identity as a very real existence. 

We. the gay people in 
confidence that we build a more 
perfect unity, must rise up and bt- 
heard. We must become a part ot 
the whole. We have allowed 
ourselves to be oppressed b\ 
".straights" into a world 
unbearable by even the slnmge.st 
i»f men. We must come out of the 
closets into the streets, to uphold 
a flag in ourselves for liberty, and 
eliminate the malice brought 
upon us. 



Be determined to stand up and 
be heard, to announce a new 
revolution with a wliole new 
ucneration of revolutionaries. 
Keineinber that we have a 
purpose, and let our purpose find 
u.s as revolutionaries in a quest 
tor moral ju.stice. 

We the people i and 1 emphasize 
we I inu.st .search for ;dl tlie 
knowledge wc can W'v mu.st 
refuse to let the illiterac\ of 
oiheis oppivss us. and overct iiie 
the blmdeis that won't let others 
sei' thai ue are beautitiil. 

T" uaiii this sfcunty we nui.si 
seek fully ii.bfour.selvi's. only to 
Anin the riglits and freedom that 
was ours froih I)ir1li. We mnsi not 
t)e (loiinnateti by a society .so .set 
HI its ways as lo den\ thai wo are 
people too. Wo must "bring aU.iu a 

change -Wo The iVopio- Tlu> (;a> 
i'eople 



Sexual Preference 
Causes Problems 



In mid-September Bob Elkins, 
a University of Virginia student, 
was called into the office of the 
president, F'rank L. Hereford. 
The purpose of the meeting 
involved Mr. Elkins' position as a 
resident advisor of Hancock 
dormitory. The president 
requested Bob to resign due to his 
involvement with the Gay 
Student Union. It was felt that the 
two positions conflicted. Mr. 
Elkins did not resign and an ad 
hoc committee was formed to 
investigate the situation. This 
committee, made up of faculty, 
administration and students, 
questioned such people as Elkins' 
senior resident, the Assistant 
Dean of Students and Vice 
President for Student Affairs, all 
of which supported Mr. Elkins' 
competency as an advisor. 



The decision of the committee 
was in P^lkins" favor 
unanimously. This was elevated 
by considerable support of 
students, individually and in 
formal groups. There were even 
such calls as a massive 
reisignation of other resident 
advisors should the final decision 
be a negative one. This was not 
necessary. the president 
supported the committee and Mr. 
P'lkins was allowed to retain his 
position as resident advisor 
pending further review. 

This was not the end of the 
case; however, there were two 
reprocussions of the incident. 
Due to the publicity the .student 
received, his family had to be told 
of his sexual preferences. The 
result was that he was disowned. 
He is no longer supported 



G.S.U, Receives 
Recognition 



, 



Within the United States thirty-two states have laws 
concerning homosexuaUty, sodomy, and fornication. Eighteen 
states have removed such laws from the books. Five states will 
be considering repealing such laws in the next year. 

In 1973 the Michigan Court of Appeals found that the home 
life of two lesbian mothers did not interfere with the "proper 
upbringing" of their children. In the last year a lesbian mother 
in Texas lost custody of her children because of her sexual 
tendencies. 

Last spring the United States Supreme Court upheld 

Virginia's sodomy laws. 

At present, the National Gay Task Force is providing a 
considerable lobbying force to put through an amendment to the 
Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include homosexuals. 



There is a large number of 
organizations concerned with the 
homosexual sect throughout the 
.state of Virginia and the country. 
One such organization is the Gay 
Student Union of University of 
Virginia. The organization's 
purpose is two-fold; educating 
and assisting the homosexual in 
dealing with society as it is now 
and educating the community in 
homosexuality. The organization 
is in no way political, according 
to president, Peter Breahm, it 
provides the gay students with a 
helpful guide in dealing with a 
straight society. 

At present, the Gay Student 
Union has received 

"recognition" status from the 
college. They have been denied 
funding status and are now trying 
to appeal the decision. 

The membership includes 
approximately forty active 
members. Its projects involve 
speaking to various classes about 
different topics on homo- 
sexuality. Their present 



schedule for the semester 
includes ten educational projects 
and three dances. A seminar on 
numerous (facets of "gay" life), 
is scheduled for November 29, :{0 
and December 1. At this time 
they are working on sponsoring 
different speakers to come to the 
campus in the future. 

As far as acceptance within the 
campus, the students in general 
and a large part of the 
administration acknowledge the 
need for the organization. Mr. 
Breahm describes the group as 
a place where gay people can 
meet and tan become more 
comfortable in dealing with their 
sexuality, society and their 
peers. It is not intended to pull 
people "out of the closet". When 
asked about the future of the 
group, Breahm stated that 
society's ideas would have to 
change and the attitudes would 
have to lighten for the group to 
obtain a higher degree of 
prestige; however, they should 
have no problem maintain status 
as a service orj^axp^UpQ. 



financially by his family. 

The .second reprocu.ssion was a 
letter written by the 
("oinmoiiwoalth Attorney of 
Petersburg, Kichard I,. .loiies. lie 
wrote till- letter both as a 
conceniod alumnus and 
('oriiinoMuealth Attorne\ of 
I'olersbur^; Indluccd in his letter 
was a rcferoiK'e to Section 18.2- 
;{()] oi tlu' codt' of 
Virginia "I would Ihnik it is your 
dut> to explain to the |)eople of 
Virginia just how you on the oiu' 
liand accept or permit a '^ay" of 
"htmiosexual" at the University 
of Virginia witliout, in the same 
breath excusing or condoning the 
crime of sodomy." His comments 
included that a studeni of this 
l>pe was not needed at the 
University 

Kespon.se lo the letter and 
comments by .Jones iiicliuied a 
letter to the edilm in the 
Richmond Times-Dispatch, 
November 11, 1!>7() written by 
Franklin K. Kameny, I'h.l), 

Hob Elkins still works with the 
(Jay Studeni Union and retains 
his position as resident advi.sor of 
Hancock dormitory. Because of 
the incident; however he has had 
to endure considerable publicity 
and criticism resulting in liis 
family disowning him 



Credits 



Female and Male 

Masculine-Feminine or Human? 

The Second Sex 

Our Bodies, Ourselves 

Woman in Sexisi Society 

The Richmond Times Dispatch 

Newsweek 

Red book 



Page 6 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, November 16, 1976 



fci 



Wint(*r Fashifpns For (ruys And 
(iirls Displayvd At Fashion Show 



By SANDY HAGA 

Tuesday night Longwood 
students got a glimpse of winter 
fashions for guys and girls at a 
fashion show in the Gold Room. 
The Fashion P'undainentals Class 
iind the Longwood chapter of the 
VHIOA (Virginia Home 
Pkunoniics Associat ion ) 
sponsored the show. 

Longwood students and 
Baldwin's Department store 
f)n)vide(l fashions. Clothes for 
the classrooMi, college games, a 
skiing weekend, a Hawaiian 
vacation, and holiday occasions 
were included m the .show. Terry 
Cdchran and Becky Bass 
introduced the models and 
described their outfits. Student 
iiikIcIs were Rh(tnda Biggins, 
Bcvorl.N Harvey, Jane Tunstall, 
Sue Middlelon, Cheri d'Butera, 
Daun Cajigas Cathy Jones, 
Diana Nickels, Betsy Wilhelm. 
Sallie Pleasants. Mac Tyler, Jan 
Bennett, Giiuiy Andrews, ('heryl 
Jn Bov.s, Darlene Harlo.s.s 



F^mma Blakenship, Dwight 
Smith, Kyna Norton, Annie 
Imrie, Lelia Austin, Anne 
Stephens, Gary Fain, I>oretta 
Brinkley, Debbie Eichel, Becky 
Bass, Richard Osborn, Toni 
Peoples, Mike Markley, Carol 
F^dwards, Daphne Trent, 
P'rances Hall, Faye Johnson, 
Donna Taylor, Terry Garmer, 
Su.san Gentry, Linda Burgess, 
Russ Tomlin, Robin Compton, 
Terry Cochran, Donna O'Connor, 
and Mike Dunleavy. 

Linda Webb presented 20 door 
prizes. CJifts included coupons 
from Mc-ponalds, two necklaces, 
a sweater, two study pillows, a 
plant, an earring caddy, a silver 
tray, an Olivia Newton John 
album, a flashlight, a Parker 
pen, and an electric clock. 

Following the show there was a 
reception in the ABC rooms. 
Ilancimade items such as a hat 
and scarf set, embroidered 
pillows, and a rug were 
di.splayed. 




Racquet Repair Service 
Offered On L.C. Campus 



With the permission and 
coopei;Uu»ii of the Longwood 
College Foundation Board a 
tennis racquet repair sei"vice is 
being offered to the Longwood 
College Community. The repair 
service is run by Ruth Bourne, 
who worked for the Classic 
Bacquet in Hopewell this 
summer, where she leanied to 
.string tennis racquets. 

The repair service has been set 
up in the Forty Love clubhouse 
uhich is used by the I,ongwood 
Tennis Team. If you have a tennis 
racquet that needs to be restrung 
t»r have a grip replaced, you can 
have it all dt)ne here, on campus, 
in just a few hours. 

Professors, students, and 
tennis team members have 
already taken advantage of this 
on campus service. Miss Harris, 
a member of the Phvsical 



Education Department staff is 
looking into the possibilities of 
having a stringing demonstration 
held for some of her advanced 
tennis classes. 

If the demand for these 
services proves to be great 
enough, it may be possible for the 
college to purchase a stringing 
machine. In this way it would be 
able to offer these services to the 
college community at cost. 
Students could be trained to use 
the stringing machine and the 
experience could help anyone 
.seeking a tennis teaching job at a 
country club or a tennis specialty 
.shop. It could possibly provide a 
job for a student seeking 
financial aid. The possibilities 
are limitless, after all tennis is 
growing fast in popularity and 
many aspects of the field are 
opening up. 



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Chi Phi Omega Hopes To 
Become A Longwood Fraternity 



By TOM DeWITT 

Since mid September an 
interested group of longwood 
men have been meeting with the 
intent to start Ix)ngwood's first 
fraternal organization. It started 
out to be an organization of 24 
members at the first meeting but 
dropped to only 5 at the second. 
However, since that time the soon 
to be recognized fraternity has 
established a nucleus of 14 men 
who are ready to pledge a 
national when the opportujiity 
arises. 

In early October the first 
officers for the fraternity were 
installed with Mike Markley as 
president and Jubal Ackerson as 
Vice-president. Little did they 
know that troubles lay ahead for 
them with writing constitutions, 
battling the administration with 
red tape, and getting the run- 
around from various 
organizations on campus. It has 
been just this past week with 
"The battle of the Legislative 
Board" that the administration 
and Legislative Board have 
finally recognized that there is an 
interest group on the campus 
that's not going to wait five years 
before the traditions of the school 
are challenged. 

As the group continued to meet 
in October and the resistance 
from the legislative Board and 
Administration continued to 



stiffen and go in circles ( both the 
Legislative Board and 
Administration were passing the 
buck between themselves as to 
who would take the first steps to 



Voice-Opera 
Workshop Held 
At Longwood 

By SHARON CONNOR 

The Longwood Music 
Department held a Voice-Opera 
Workshop on November 4 and 5 in 
Molnar Recital Hall. The guest 
artist was Dr. Genevieve 
McGiffert who is the Chorus 
Master of Virginia Opera 
Company in Norfolk. 

Dr. McGiffert, who has much 
experience in opera, started 
working with music voice 
students that already had learned 
the music, but needed staging to 
complete the scenes. Miss Norma 
Williams and Miss Barbara 
Burdick, voice teachers, 
assigned each role to the 
students. Most of the roles were 
double and triple cast in order for 
each student to have the chance 
to work with Dr. McGiffert. After 
two days of intense rehearsing, 
adding up to approximately 
fifteen hours, students were 
chosen by Dr. McGiffert to 
perform on the evening of 
November 5. The program 
included scenes from Puccini's 
"La Boheme," Mozart's "The 
Marriage of Figaro," and 
Menotti's "The Old Maid and the 
Thief." 

Having a guest artist of Dr. 
McGiffert 's caliber to come to 
Ix)ngwood is an important step 
forward for the music 



recognize us) the Longwood department. She not only worked 



College Fraternal Interest Group 
was tired of being called such ( we 
had still not reached interest 
group status) and thus 
established themselves as a local 
Alpha Chapter, Chi Phi Omega. 

Since that time Chi Phi Omega 
has recruited Mr. Barree and Mr. 
Tennant to fill the role as 
sponsors, advisors and 
answering questions pertaining 
to taking steps to becoming a 
national. CPO has come a long 
way. Already it has been planned 
that Pledge classes will be held 
for the second semester and with 
these pledge classes comes the 
growth of interest. I doubt that 
Chi Phi Omega will be the only 
fraternity at Longwood. As 
a matter of fact I predict two 

more on campus in the next three 
years which shows that 
challenges are being made now 
and that Ix)ngwood by accepting 
the male student will experience 
a form of metamorphosis, a 
metamorphosis that will change 
it from a college to a university or 
at the least from a girl's school to 
a college. 



with the staging, but also 
explained the importance of the 
scenes and how to motivate an 
audience through movements 
and facial expressions. Since all 
rehearsals were open to the 
public the performers had an 
audience at all times, aiding the 
learning of these techniques. 

Through a lot of hard work on 
Dr. McGiffert's part and extreme 
enthusiasm and co-operation on 
the student's part, Friday 
evening's performance was a 
great success. Two scenes, "The 
Marriage of Figaro" and "The 
Old Maid and the Thief," were 
humorous and left the audience 
laughing. "l.a Boheme," being 
much more serious, was 
performed twice in order for 
different students to experience 
performing the role, and also to 
give a new interpretation. All 
three scenes showed the 
tremendously hard work of Dr. 
McGiffert and the students. Not 
only did the students profit from 
this experience with Dr. 
McGiffert, but the audience as 
well. 



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OF ART 

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November 12- 
December 17, 1976 



Musician Frank Thornton 
Performs In Coffeehouse 



By ANNE CARTER STEPHENS 

Virginian Frank Thornton 
performed at the Student Union 
Coffee House Thursday, Friday, 
and Saturday playing both the 
piano and the guitar. 

Born and reared in 
Williamsburg, he attended the 
College of William and Mary, 
majoring in English. For the last 
two years he has been playing as 
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taverns. He got started 
professionally in his music when 
he joined a rock band when he 
was a freshman at W & M. Since 
then he has been in 4 bands and is 
now on his own "because it's 
more secure to be depending on 
yourself." Since he has started 
his career, he's been out west and 
has played in motels and lounges. 
This ambitious musician plans 
to take his musician career "as 
far as it will go, but he "needs to 
write to get there." He said that 
writing your own music is the 
only way to get alot of playing 
other's songs. "There are lots of 
good performers but not many 
new writers." At the coffee 
house he performed some of his 
own songs and others. 



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THE ROTUNDA. Tuesday, November 16. 1976 



SPORT FOLLIES 



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Soccer Team Victorious 
Over SVCC Players 



By 

MARGARET HAMMERSLEY 

The men's soccer team 
produced its first victory last 
Thursday defeating Southside 
Community College 6-0. The 
match was an unusual one in 
several respects. As Ix)ngwood 
had previously played against 
organized soccer teams, 
Hampden- Sydney and 
Lynchburg, Southside was not an 
organized team. That was to the 
disadvantage of Ix)ngwood. 

Southside was in the same 
situation that Longwood was in a 
month ago and is now rising 
above. Southside's goalie was the 
Dnly man who looked as though 
he had previously played soccer. 
The team as a whole was not a 
team; they could not produce 
effective competition. 

An additional unusual aspect to 
last week's game was that 
Southside's team included 
several females — players. That 
was a disadvantage to both 
teams. Facing an unorganized 
soccer team, plus one with 
females, seemed to throw the 
guys. 

Longwood played a very 
unusual and inconsistant game 
Thursday. One minute they were 
aggressive and the next they 
were hesitant. Overall we were 
slower than in past 
performances. I/)ngwood was set 
up for a number of shots which 
they did not take. We won, yet it 
was not a hard soccer game. 

Coach Williamson commented 
on the performances of both 
teams. He saw Southside as an 
unorganized team which affected 
the performance of Longwood, 
"Because they (Southside) have 
not played together long, they 
lacked the 'togetherness' a 
soccer team must have." He 
added, "It also affected 
lx)ngwood's play because there 
was no system or style of play 
that was consistent. Therefore, 
we were not consistent either." 



Commenting on Longwood's 
.strategy the coach said, "Due to 
our experience in three previous 
games, our offensive and 
defensive strategy was more 
effective." 

Ivongwood scored four goals 
during the first half. The scoring 
players were Bill Breedon, 
Richard Hunt, David Yerkes, and 
Todd Stebbing. Richard's and 
Todd's goals were their first of 
the season. 

Goals in the second half were 
scored again by Richard Hunt, 
and Steve Nelson f also his first). 
Back in play was Donnie Cox who 
had been injured smce the 
beginning of the season. 

The next scheduled game is 
again against Southside, at 
Southside, Dec. 2, 4:00 p.m. 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

Folly L Update and Perspective 

It's 2:25 a.m., I'm enjoying the 
late movie from my hotel bed in 
Rockhill, South Carolina. I must 
admit, thought, I never expected 
to see the Palmyra State. I wasn't 
too optimistic on the hockey 
team's chances of making it to 
the Southeast Tournament. But 
yet here we are; how we got here 
and where we are going is the 
topic of this article. 

We got here by placing second 
in the Tidewater Tournament last 
weekend in Norfolk, Virginia. 
The opening game saw Longwood 
defeat Old Dominion University 
by a score of 2-0. Carol Filo had 
the hot hand as she scored within 
the first minute of the game. Miss 
Filo scored again in the second 
half to give LC its two point 
margin. This win put Longwood 
in the finals against their number 
one rival, the College of William 
and Mary. 

As I stated previously, I didn't 
have much confidence in the 
team's ability to make it this far. 
I also have been extremely 
conservative with my praise — 
but no more. Although Longwood 
lost to W & M 2-0, I have never 
seen the Ixmgwood squad play 
with such intensity and 
concentrated effort. 1 watched 
them sit down, state what they 
were going to do, and do it. They 
played an excellent game and 
should have been proud of their 
play. 

However, the team was still a 
bit down when they took the field 
against ODU for second place. 
ODU came out sinokin' as the> 
scored in the first fifteer 
minutes, but LC's Terry Voit 
snapped the team lull by scoring 
immediately thereafter. 
Longwood's momentum carried 
over into the second half as 
Terries Donohue and Vuit 
smacked in two beautiful goals to 
give Longwood a 3-1 victory and a 
berth at the Southeast 
Tournament. 

So here we are, at Winthrop 
College, Rockhill, South 
Carolina. Unfortunately, that^ as 
far as we will go. Ixtngwood lost 
ui the opening round to a very 
physical U. Va. team by a 3-1 
tally. Longwood just had an off 
day; they were flustered by U. 
Va's rough tactics. But I have to 
hand it to the girls — while U. Va 
was hooking, tripping and 
shoving. Longwood kept their 



composure and played clean, 
constructive field hockey. 

The play-off for third saw 
Longwood face off against 
Madison College. It was a tight, 
exciting contest of skill and pride 
that saw LC walk off a 2-1 victor. 
Madison drew first blood; 
Ix)ngwood's Cathy lx)we came 
back with a hard drive to even the 
tally. With game time running 
out and pressure being applied to 
both goals, I^dy Luck tapped 
Cathy Lowe's stick again as she 
popped in the winning goal. F'inal 
score: Longwood 2, Madison. 1. 

Even though the squad won't be 
returning to Nationals, they have 
a lot to be proud of and 1. for 
one. congratulate them. Cathy 
Lowe had an excellent 
tournament as she scored all 
three LC goals. Wing Terry 
Donohue turned in a top-notched 
performance, as did freshmen 
Debbie Carl and Theresa Ware. It 
was a long season, it was a hard 
line; and it was a good one. A 
hearty hail and farewell to our 
seniors Kathy Arthur. Jane 
Grier, Diane Connolly and 
Theresa Matthews. They have 
given four years of love, 
dedication, tears and hard work 
in the name of Ix)ngwood Field 
Hockey and will be dearly 
missed. With that, on to 
basketball. 
Folly II: A Sporting Prophesy 

Having a million and one things 
to do, I decided to procra.stinate 
(again) and journey to French 
Gym to check out the new 1976- 
1977 Longwood College 
Basketball Team. I must admit 
that it was nice to sit in the 
balcony. observing and 
reminiscing. I noticed that the 
floor is still bad, and that the 
favorite part of practice is still 
the water break. But 1 also 
noticed a foundation one on 
which a winning team could be 
built. There is a lot of returning 
experience, countered with the 
new blood of eight lalentfd 
freshmen. A (•hanipioiishi!) 
team? Po.ssibly. 

There are .srveral factors that 
could make or break the S(|iia{i. 



One that could hurt the team both 
physically and mentally is the 
injury problem. After attending 
one practice. I saw two carried 
off with ankle injuries, several 
taped knees, and a couple on the 
sidelines with crutches at their 
feet. Coach Carolyn V. Hodges 
offers comment: "The majority 
of these mjuries are a result of 
general fatigue. Tlie girls are 
recovermg from nudtenns and 
Oktoberfest. and therefore not in 
top physical shape." Injuries are 
categorically in the hands of fate, 
which we mere nuirtals cannot 
control. But this is the only 
negative I can deduct from my 
observations. And that's why this 
season looks promising. 

As 1 watched the dedicated 
.souls in a heady scrinunage, 1 
noticed the external size of the 
team there is a lot of height 
and a fan" amount of body wi'iglit. 
It was pleasing to see them 
utilizing this in a positive 
maimer; not tc push and pull 
their way through witli it. The 
girls .seem to be exercisnig 
aware of where they are in 
relation to everyone else. There 
seems to be more mental errors 
as oppo.sed to physical ones, and 
tho.se siiould be eventually ironed 
out with practice. Hopefully, this 
kind of control will help alleviate 
any kind of foul problems that 
might ari.se. 

I was also keenly aware of' 
attitudes good (uies. Every 
player seemed dynamically 
energetic: they approached the 
situation with ;i light, healthy 
attitude. This is a pleasing fact; 
hopefully the fun concept will be 
predominant over the "win win 
win" concept. There is no 
superficial rivalry, iH' 

com pet 1 1 1 V V II ess , n ii I > 
(oo|)eratiuii. 

So things are lookiiiu up m I lie 
world of Longwood Basketball. 
"The giiis have good potential 
and a ^ood attidude." declares 
Miss Hodges, and we are uoiim 
to have ,) good team". She (old 
nie this .so inater-of-factly, that I 
Uist had h. i)(>lieve her. 



Dr. JohnMilUir 

P'aculty C()lU)quiuni Lecture 

November 17 — 7:30 P. M. 

Wygal Auditorium 



Longwood Volleyball Teams Close 
Season With Tri-Match 



By TERI DUNNIVANT 

On November 8, both of 
Longwood's volleyball teams 
traveled to Lynchburg College to 
close out their seasons. The 
varsity played in a tri-match 
against Lynchburg and VPI, 
while the JV's played against 
Lynchburg's second team. 

The JV's played the first 
match against Lynchburg, and 
kept the record against that team 
unblemished. In all the seasons of 
volleyball at Longwood, the JV 
team has never failed to beat 
Lynchburg. The first game went 
smoothly for LC; the score was 
15-12. Lynchburg started off well 
in the second game, but 
lx)ngwood gained the lead and 
look the match with a 15-9 score . 



This final victory left the JV 
team with a 6-1 record for the 
season and lots of hope for next 
year. Coach Carolyn Price, 
commenting on the JV's stated 
that "the record showed them to 
be one of the superior JV teams in 
the state their spirit and 
attitude helped them many times 
to come from behind and win.' 

The varsity teams began play 
at 7:00 with Ix)ngwood meeting 
VPI. LC played well in the first 
game against Tech's extreme 
aggressiveness, and took it 15-12. 
But in the second game nothing 
worked for the Blues and Tech 
was overwhelming — they shut 
out LC 15-0. By the third game l£ 
had regained some composure, 
but Tech still had a tremendous 
game, allowing I^ongwood only 



one point and capturing the 
match. 

Lynchburg defeated Tech in 
the second match, taking them in 
two games. This was the 
preliminary to their fourth 
sea.son match against I^ongwood, 
and served to p.syche them for the 
big game; Big because 
Lynchburg had to win to make 
the trip to State Tournaments. 

Longwood's normal rivalry 
with Lyncburg intensified this 
season due to the number of 
matches played and the closeness 
of the outcomes. It .showed in 
Lynchburg on Monday night, as 
Longwood looked like a different 
team on the flwr against the 
other LC. 

The first game was an 
improvement, but Longwood 



dropped it to Lynchburg 15-8. 
However, the Blues rallied m tlie 
second and turned the score 
around, beating Lynchburg 15-9. 
The la.st, and deciding game, ju.st 
didn't work for I/ingwood. It was 
a real battle, but Lynchburg got 
the game 15-11, and the match 
they needed. Longwood will 
surely remember this match next 
year 

Now that the season is over, 
Mrs Price is looking forward to 
next year. She said she "enjoyed 
working with both learns, and if 
they all come back we'll have 
some kind of team next year." 
She noted that she thought 
"everybody learned a lot this 
season" and now they realize just 
what they can do. So everyb()dy 
better watch out for Ujngwood 
volley bailers in the future! 



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By SHERRY HERALD 

Duriiiu the week of November 
15-1!). foninmnities throughout 
the United States will observe 
.American Kducation Week. The 
Student Kducation Association 
I SKA) on campus has tried to 
inft)nu local high school students, 
a.s well as the college faculty and 
student body of American 
Kducation Week. (AKW) Several 
members of the SEA will give 
lectures concerning Education to 
local chapters of The Future 
Toachers of America (F'TA). 

American P^ducation Week has 
been observed annually since 
1921. This nationwide event is 
sponsored by the National 
Kducation Association, The 
American legion, the National 
Congress of Parents and 
Teachers, and the U. S. Office of 
Education. 

This year's theme for AEW is 
"Our Goal. Our Future. Quality 
Kducation." Kmphasis is 
directed towards parents, to get 



involved in their children's 
schools and to support the 
teachers more. Students are also 
urged to participate in curricular 
activities. Student apathy has put 
a damper on today's education 
.system. 

The SEA held a tea for the 
faculty of the Education 
Department of U)ngwood College 
and the faculty of the Campus 
school. This was in honor of those 
who are trying to help teach 
others to be better teachers. 

The Campus School has also 
observed American Education 
Week. The school had open house 
earlier in the month and has had 
several different types of 
activities the students 
participated in honoring 
American Education. During the 
week, the parents of the children 
at the Campus School are 
welcomed and encouraged to 
come and join the classes that 
their children are in. The parents 
and children are actively 
involved in their education. 



Chemistry Club 
Honors Mr. Law 

By JO LEILI 

On Tuesday evening, 
November the 9th, a new 
Longwood Organization, The 
Chemistry Club, held its first 
social function, in honor of 
faculty member, Mr. Law. At 
6:00 p.m., the club sponsored a 
dinner as a farewell gesture to 
Professor Law, who will be 
leaving his position as Assistant 
Professor of Chemistry at 
Longwood College, after 10 years 
of teaching. Mr. I^w's new 
position will be with the Carolina 
Power and Light Company, in 
Raleigh, North Carolina. Here, 
he will be engaged as a Senior 
Scientist in the Nuclear 
(leneration Center, and will be 
concerned with research, 
development, and safety. 

Present at the dinner were. 
President of the Chemistry Club, 
Jo I.eili, Vice-president, Anita 
Dewell, Treasurer. Brenda 
Williamson, Secretary, Betsy 
O'Doimell and members of the 
club. Also attending, were, head 
of the Science Department, Dr. 
Marvin Scott, head of the 
Chemistry Department, Dr. 
Maurice Maxwell, and Chemistry 
Professors, Mr. Jack Hardy and 
Dr. David Novae. Following the 
dinner, a cake and memento 
plaque were presented to Mr. 
l«iw, to thank him for years of 
valuable service as a member of 
the Chemistry Department. 

Mr. Ixiw has done research in 
Oak Ridge National Labora- 
tory, the Armed Forces 
Radiobiological Research In- 
stitute and several other nu- 
clear facilities. He has 
published many articles in 
technical journals, including the 
official publications of the 
American Chemical Society, the 
Atomic Energy Society of Japan, 
and the Health Physics Society. 
He is a staunch defender of the 
use of nuclear power to help solve 
the nation's energy problems and 
for many other purposes. 

The recipient of research 
grants from the National Science 
Foundation, the Atomic Energy 
Commission, the Society of 
Sigma Xi, the Virginia Academy 
of Science, and Longwood 
College, I.aw was also awarded 
the Sino-British scholarship and 
Canadian Industries Ltd. 
fellowship. 

A member of the Ixjngwood 
faculty since 1966, I.aw received 
the B. S. degree cum laude from 
Canton Christian College and the 
M.S. from New York University. 
He has dune additional graduate 
.study at the Polytechnic Institute 
of New York, Texas A & M 
University, and Louisiana State 
University. 

Music Dept. 
Sets Recitals 

Ixjngwood College Department 
of Music will hold departmental 
recitals on November 16 and 18 at 
1:00 p.m. in the music building. 
These recitals are open to the 
public at no charge. The 
programs will include 
performances by vocal and 
instrumental majors in the 
department and some student 
compositions will be heard. The 
following students will be 
participating on these recitals: 
Kenita Walker, Julie Forrest, 
Ixiura York, Susan Brinkley, 
Pam Maitland, Pam McClain, 
Pam Bowden, Linda Muley, 
Diane Quinn, Anne Paule, Susan 
Carpenter, Charles Mason, Nelle 
Jones, Bill McKaig, Diane 
Lowman, Diane McClain, 
Richard Chisenhall, Susan 
Bernard, Susan O'Brien, Shelby 
Shelton, Tom Pultz and Abby 
McChesney. 



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VOL. LII 



IX)NGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1976 



NO. 12 



Crovatt Elected To Lead Student Government; 
Several Positions Remain Unfilled 



By LESLIE BOATWRIGHT 

The winners of the 1976-77 
Major-Minor Elections held Dec. 
2 at Ix)ngwood College were: 

Legislative Board 
Chairman — Linda Crovatt 
Vice-Chainnan — Terry Voit 
Recording Secretary — Myra 
Gwyer 

Corresponding Secretary — Cam 
Oglesby 
Treasurer — Terry Johnson 

Judicial Board 
Chairman — Gay Kampfmueller 
Vice-Chairman — Ann Marie 
Morgan 
Secretary — Petie Grigg ' 

Residence Board 
Secretary — Patti K. Chapman 

Student Union 
Chairman — Debbie McCullough 
Vice-Chairman — Becky Tuck 
Secretary — Ann Johnson 
Treasurer — Robin Stark 
I.A.A. (Intramurals) 
President — Mary Ann Gresham 

Orientation 
Chairman — Cathy Lowe 

The offices for Chairman of 
Residence Board and Fire 
Warden will be voted on again 
Wednesday, Dec. 8 since neither 
candidate running for the office 
received a majority of the votes. 
Tuesday, Dec. 7 the students will 



have the opportunity to question 
the candidates running for these 
offices at 7:00 in the Rotunda. 
"Since a majority of the student 
body seems dissatisfied with 
Residence Board this is your 
opportunity to find a candidate 
that you would like in the office," 
commented Bonnie Gheen, 
Chairman of Elections. 

Because only 812 students 
voted in the last election, student 
apathy seems to be of main 
concern to the newly elected 
officers. All of the officers are 
enthusiastic and optimistic about 
getting the students involved. 
- Linda Crovatt, Chairman of 
Legislative Board, commented 
about this challenge. "I am 
remaining totally optimistic 
about this coming year. If you, 
the students will use the 
Legislative Board for what it was 
set up for, a channel for your 
ideas, I will work hard to see 
them carried out. The Legislative 
Board meetings are open to 
everyone and serve as your 
direct means of communicating 
your opinions!" Linda has three 
specific ideas for change. One is 
the creation of a survey committe 
of IvCgislative Board dedicated 
solely to take surveys to find out 




Gay Kamptmueiler, Chairman of Judicial Board 



what the students want and 
exactly what percentage of them 
want it. 

Legislative Board will also 
start proceedings for the creation 
of an investigative committee to 
be established in both Residence 
and Judicial Boards. Terry Voit, 
Vice Chairman of Legislative 
Board suggested that a student 
referral system or hot line be set 
up within the student body so that 
students with any problems will 
have an objective friend to turn 
to. Legislative Board will work to 
set this up as soon as possible if 
students express a need for it. 

Gay Kampfmueller, Chairman 
of Judicial Board also has some 
new ideas. Her main concern is to 
open up Judicial Board to the 
students by holding a Judicial 
Board forum for questions once a 
month. She is also interested in 
seeing mock trials reinstated in 
the Orientation program. This 
trial's purpose would not be to 
scare the freshmen but rather to 
inform them so that they will 
have no unnecessary fears and 
will know exactly what does go on 
in a trial. Judicial Board also 
intends to conduct surveys on 
open trials and forums. She also 
feels that student counselors 
should play a larger part in 
defending the students on trial. 

Cathy Lowe, Chairman of 
Orientation also feels that a mock 
trial is an important part of an 
Orientation program. The only 
other big change Cathy is 
planning on now is to strengthen 
the program regarding day 
students and transfers. Cathy 
said that Orientation provides a 
good chance to meet freshmen 
and help them feel a part of 
Longwood. 

Debbie McCullough will be the 
Chairman of the Student Union. 
She says that if the S-UN puts 
money into one concert that it 
normally puts into two we could 
get much better bands and 
student turnout would increase. 
This would reduce the number of 
concerts from two to one a 
semester. She also wants mixers 
moved into the lower dining hall 
and most other S-UN events held 
in the Lankford Building, 
including movies previously 
shown in Jeffers. Debbie 
McCullough presented this 
challenge to the students. "I'd 
like to ask all of you to join me in 
supporting the Student Union 
events by letting your active 
members know your ideas and 



suggestions. The Student Union is help you and serve you but they 

your organization and your input cannot do it alone. They need 

is what makes the S-UN a your support not only in the 

success." upcoming re-election but in the 

Student Government is there to year to come. 



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Linda Crovatt, new chairman of Legislative Board 




Freshman Commission Elves, comprised of 12 freshmen elected 
by the class and the class president, gather around the traditional 
Christmas tree in the Rotunda. 



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In 
R e flection. 



The final editorial of a year traditionally is one of 
reflection, and this past year has certainly provided 
much to reflect upon. Longwood is progressing through 
the transition to coeducation without turmoil. The guys 
for the most part are as apathetic as the girls, and the 
necessary channels of communication have 
discouraged many attempts for change. The student 
government leaders who have been recently elected 
exhibit a commendable amount of spirit and 
enthusiasm. If supported by the student body, top 
priority will be given to updating rules that have made 
no sense for so long. 

One goal of THE ROTUNDA during the past year 
has been to make students more aware of various 
aspects of life. The introduction of special features 
each week was one method of increasing under- 
standing and awareness. It was hoped that readers 
would survey the features and ask questions about 
the facts presented. Each feature was a result of 
much time and effort, and the reporters who compiled 
the facts gave of their time in order to make readers 
aware of the symptoms and consequences of suicide, 
venereal disease, homosexuality, alcoholism, etc. 
Morals were not thrust upon anyone. College-aged 
individuals should have already developed a system of 
morals. The selection of subjects for the special 
features -was made on the basis of the situations that 
confront most students each day. It does only harm to 
pretend that a problem or lifestyle does not exist. 
Longwood may be a small college in a conservative 
town, but humans are humans, and this college has 
problems just as every other school does, no more and 
no less. It is the opinion of THE ROTUNDA that too 
many schools fail to recognize these problems and deal 
with them in face-to-face contacts. The special 
features at least made an attempt to confront 
situations. 

We hope addresses given will be used if needed, 
and consequences will be considered. Interviews 
presented were just that — one person's opinion. Many 
opinions cannot be documented for accuracy. Those 
interviewed were knowledgeable about the subject in 
question and therefore should be able to make more 
realistic statements than someone not involved. 

Criticisms have been voiced that the feature on 
bisuality-homosexuality has been detrimental to the 
future of the college. This is ridiculous. Whether people 
admit to it or not, homosexuality is a reality, just as 
are venereal disease, suicide and the need for abortion. 
It is the opinon of those involved in the planning and 
writing of the feature that to present actual definitions 
and interviews would be a positive step in the direction 
of better understanding. It is sad to see one sentence in 
the article taken so out of context and blown out of 
proportion. The administration is to be thanked for its 
support of the right to present special features of 
somewhat controversial natures. The fact that some 
features were presented should prove that this college 
is at least willing to hear about real life situations. 
Many colleges would never have allowed the features 
to be presented. The channels of communication 
between THE ROTUNDA and the administration are 
excellent, and even though they disagree with some 
points presented, they respect the judgment and 
freedom of the paper in presenting such features. If 
this openness is detrimental to the college, THE 
ROTUNDA apologizes. 




A Thank You 

Dear Editor: 

We, the members of the Soccer 
Team wish to express our sincere 
appreciation to the staff of the 
Rotunda for your fantastic 
cooperation and assistance this 
season. You have helped us in so 
many ways to achieve our 
"togetherness." Your support 
will always be remembered, 
especially when we look back at 
this, our first year at Longwood 
College. 

Sincerely, 

Dick Williamson 

Men's Soccer Coach 

Equal Time 

Dear Administration, 

Being a member of the 
heterosexual population of this 
campus, I would like to make a 
formal protest of the 
discrimination of heterosexuals 
concerning the open house hours. 
It has come to my attention that 
the homosexuals on this campus 
have the privilege of 24 hour 
visitation while the heterosexuals 
are not allowed this privilege. We 
want our equal rights! 

Sincerely, 
Dave Gates 

Alumni Protests 

Dear Editor: 

The Farmville Chapter of the 
Longwood Alumni Association, 
recognizing freedom of the press 
and the reality of homosexuality 
in today's world, nevertheless, 
unchallenged statement by a 
Longwood student that she thinks 
40 per cent to 50 per cent of the 
students at Longwood College are 
gay. According to these figures, 
some 880-1100 students at 
Longwood are gay. 



females have 
relationships; 
number of 
homosexual 



The following quote is from an 
earlier part of the article, 
"Bisexual-Homosexual: A 
Revolution": ". . .Although many 
people experiment with 
homosexuality, the number of 
predominant homosexuals is 
surprisingly small. . .Between 15 
to 30 per cent of unmarried 
college educated 
had homosexual 
however, the 
predominantly 
females in the United States is 
between 1 and 2 per cent." The 
discrepency between these 
figures and the 40 per cent to 50 
per cent figure is so outrageous 
as to strain credulity. 
Undocumented statements such 
as the one by the Longwood 
student help to create an 
atmosphere which leads to 
gossip, fear, distrust, and anxiety 
and should be questioned by a 
responsible interviewer. 

The Farmville Chapter of the 
Longwood Alumni Association 
also wishes to record its objection 
to articles which describe the 
"Revolution" as though it 
involved a majority of American 
youth restrained only by an 
oppressive puritanism, while by 
their own statistics hard core 
female homosexuals in the 
United States represent only 1 
per cent to 2 per cent. 

Should not consideration be 
given to the fact that for many 
Americans homosexuality is a 
moral issue? Does not the 
"straight" female student have 
rights also? Should she not be 
heard from? Where is school 
pride? 

Lee Scott, Candy Dowdy, 

Mary Edwards, Jean Wilson, 

The Executive Committee 

of the Farmville 

Chapter of the lx)ngwood 

Alumni Association 



THE ROTUNDA^ 




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EDITOR 

Ellen Cassada 

BUSINESS MANAGER 

Sally Graham 

HEADLINES 

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CIRCULATION 

Lexie McVey 
Linda Cicoira 



ADVERTISING 

Betty Vaughan 
Debbie Campbell 

TYPISTS 

Wanda Blount 
Margaret Hammersley 

PHOTOGRAPHY 

Lori Felland 
Nancy Cosier 

Teri Dunivant 



REPORTERS: Jo Leili, Lisa Smith, Donna 
Haslcy, Thomas Hawlce, Sanda Haga, Sheryle 
Smith, Karen Shelton, Anita Crutchfield, 
Debbie Northern, Dianne Harwood, Maureen 
Hanley, Mary Louise Parris, Margaret 
Hammersley, Lisa Turner, Leslie Boatwright, 
Susann Smith, Anne Saunders, Terri 
Dunnivant 

Published weekly during the college year except during holidays and examination 
periods by the students of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. 

Represented lor national advertising by National Education Advertising Services, 
Inc. Printed by The Farmville Herald. 

All letters to the editor and articles must be turned in to THE ROTUNDA ottice by 
Friday night preceding the Wednesday they are to be published. Exceptions will be 
determined by the editor. 

Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and its columnists and do 
not necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration. 



Student Rebuttal 

Dear Editor: 

It seems that the subject of the 
Special Features article in the 
November 9, 1976 ROTUNDA ON 
Bisexuality-Homosexuality: A 
Revolution is one of great 
concern, not only to the 
Farmville Chapter of the Alumni 
Association, but also to many 
members of the student body, 
faculty and others. Let us 
conmiend the Alumni Association 
for voicing its opinion in such a 
way that it is not only forced to be 
somewhat sensible— but it also 
allows the opportunity for debate. 
First, we feel it necessary to 
define our purpose in writing this 
article.To do so, we would like to 
restate the opening paragraph of 
the major article. 
What Is It and Why Is It: 

A large percentage of gossip on 
Longwood's campus concerns 
homosexuality-not necessarily 
what constitutes a homosexual or 
why a person chooses 
homosexuality but... who is and 
who isn't. Unfortunately for 
some, we will not be dealing with 
who is and who isn't, but will 
hopefully explain homosexuality 
so that people will understand it 
and the homosexual better. 

Unfortunately, this is a 
condensed statement of our 
purpose. We felt that this subject, 
just as the other subjects we 
discussed in Special Features, 
were of concern to the students. 
We in no way proposed to 
"shock" the campus and others 
with an opinion by a student. To 
better discuss this subject, 
maybe restating the question as 
it appeared in the ROTUNDA 
would help: 

How Many People Do You 
Think Are Gay At Longwood? 

40-50 per cent. A lot of people 
are overtly homosexual on this 
campus. I think a lot more people 
have entered into homosexual 
relationships but have not felt the 
need to make them public. 

First, this is taken from an 

interview. What that usually 

means is that the answers are 

strictly opinion. When the 

question was asked, there was no 

request for documented 

information in the response. This 

was implied in the question's 

wording, "How many people do 

you think are gay at Longwood?" 

The Alumni Association, 

Farmville Chapter, attempts to 

dispute the girls's answer as 

"undocumented". Granted, it is. 

We never professed to present it 

as documented information. We 

did attempt to use documented 

information for a percentage of 

female homosexuality in the 

United States on a national basis. 

We should emphasize national. 

There are numerous figures 

which vary from national to local 

levels. However, attempting to 

compare a girl's opinion to 

figures used in a basically 

informative article is ridiculous. 

As to our choice of words used 

in the title; BISEXUALITY 

HOMOSEXUALITY: A 

REVOLUTION- we do not feel 

that "Revolution" implies 

the American youth 

"restrained only by 

oppressive puritanism..." as the 

Farmville Chapter of the Alumni 

Association states. We are 

referring to not a revolution but 

the struggle for awareness and 

acceptance of the homosexual 

and bisexual in the present 

society. The letter written by the 

Farmville Chapter supports this 

(Contlmied on Page 3) 



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THE ROTUNDA. Tuesday, December 7, 1976 



(Continued from Page 2) 

in its opening statement when it 
recognizes "the reality of 
homosexuality in today's 
world..." Probably twenty years 
ago this would not have been the 
case. 

It is documented fact that the 
homosexuals and bisexuals are 
struggling for acceptance and 
awareness— the increase of such 
organizations as the Gay Student 
Union at U.V.A. and the large 
number of court cases involving 
homosexuals (we refer you to the 
box on page 5 of the November 9 
issue and the articles in the same 
issue; Sexual Preference Causes 
Problems and G.S.U. Receives 
Recognition! . We feel that this 
"revolution" does not concern 
society's "puritanism", rather 
its refusal to accept an 
individual as an individual. We do 
not profess it to be the only 
revolution in today's society- 
there are numerous movements 
for other minorities such as 
women, blacks, etc. 

Finally, the Alumni 
Association, Farmville Chapter, 
implies that the statement by the 
person interviewed should be 
challenged is some sort of 
editorial. Perhaps our editor 
chose not to challenge it because 
she recognized it as merely an 
opinion— and in viewing it as such 
felt it unnecessary. 

We never once state that 
homosexuality is not a moral 
issue, rather we hoped to bring 
that issue to the forefront, just as 
organizations and individuals 
have attempted to bring human 
sexuality to the forefront. We 
never state that the "straight" 
woman has no rights and we 
never tried to oppress her. 
Perhaps our school pride 
includes a realistic outlook on 
society and the belief that 
everyone has a right to his 
opinion. 

What distresses us most is that 
more seem concerned with one 
person's opinion than the facts. If 
this is the only source of reaction 
to the article, we can do nothing 
but assume that the article's 
purpose was in vain. Not once has 
someone commented to us on the 
factual information in its proper 
context. The documented 
information seems to have been 
overlooked. 

Yes, where is the school pride? 
Where are those people who are 
concerned with the facts rather 
than opinion? Where are those 
people concerned with an 
education in issues of concern to 
society, whether moral or not? 

Thank you, 

Anne Saunders 

Susann Smith 



Another Protest 

Dear Editor: 

As a citizen of Farmville, 
husband of a Longwood Alumna 
and Commonwealth's Attorney of 
Prince Edward County, I was 
deeply concerned and distressed 
to read the articles on Homo 
Sexuality (sic) which appeared in 
the issue of The Rotunda, dated 
November 16, 1976, for the 
following reasons: 

First, Homo Sexual Practices 
(Sodomy) are and have been a 
violation of the laws of the 
Commonwealth of Virginia and 
are subject to prosecution under 
Section 18.2-361 of the Code of 
Virginia. Although there have 
been certain cases dealing with 
the right of privacy of consenting 
adults (in husband and wife 
situations), the Virginia Statutes 
remain constitutional and valid. 

Second, Homo Sexual 
Practices are a violation of God's 
law (see Deuteronomy, Exodus, 
Leviticus, Romans), and are 
violative of the sanctity of 
marriage, the relationship of 
man and woman. The young lady 
who said that this relationship is 
acceptable in God's eyes has not 
understood the Bible. 

Third, Homo Sexual Practices, 
together with the over emphasis 
(sic) on sex, when it has become 
an accepted practice, has been 
one of the causes of, or at least an 
indication of, the destruction of 
many of the great civilizations. 

Fourth, Homo Sexual Practices 
are rejected by the vast majority 
of the people of the United States 
today. The existence of a small 
number of homo sexuals (40 at 
the University of Virginia and an 
estimated 40 per cent at 
Longwood — impossible for this 
writer to believe) does not 
warrant a change of the laws and 
customs of this state or nation. 

It would appear that your 
publication has done a great 
disservice to the college. 
Although, probably under the 
freedom of press, you have a 
right to publish this material, the 
adverse publicity will do great 
damage to the reputation of the 
college among those in this 
community, as well as 
throughout the state, who have 
supported the college, who have 
loved it, and who may 
contemplate their sons and 
daughters attending this 
outstanding institution of higher 
learning. 

Sincerely yours, 
William F.Watkins, Jr. 



(EDITOR'S NOTE: The 
article's purpose was neither to 
condone nor condemn 
homosexuality-bisexuality, but 
rather to simply inform the 
students.) 



REGULAR SEMESTER 
COMPREHENSIVE 
BREAKDOWN 

$ 315.00 Dining Hall 
347.50 Residence Hall 
100.00 Includes: 
Laundry 
Infirmary 
Student Union 
Athletic Fee 
Construction Fee 



$ 762.50 
312.50 Tuition 
17.50 Activity Fee 



$1092.50 



STUDENT TEACHER 
SEMESTER 
COMPREHENSIVE FEE 

$ 118.00 Dining Hall 
177.50 Residence Halls 
53.25 Includes 
Laundry 
Infirmary 
Student Union 
Athletic Fee 
Construction Fee 



$ 348.75 

312.50 Tuition 

100.00 Supervisory Fee 

17.50 Activity Fee 

$ 778.75 



HUMAN SEXUALITY FORUM TO BE HELD 

There will be a Forum on Human Sexuality meeting in the residence halls 
on January 24-25 and January 26-27. This Forum is being sponsored by 
Mr. John Emmert and Mr. Jim Garrison In cooperation with the Dean of 
Students' Office. A number of faculty members will assist as facilitators 
in the discussions of areas of concern to you on the topic of human 
sexuality. Plan now to attend. 



Guest Commentary 

Caution: Exams May Be 
Hazardous To Your Health 



(Reprinted from The Rotunda, 
Dec. 11, 1974, at the request of a 
faculty member.) 

By JANET COLEMAN 

Most students first acquire the 
habit of taking exams in high 
school. They're pressured into it. 

Students are told that in order 
to become a part of the 
"intellectual" group and find 
success as a student, they must 
take exams. They are given the 
following reasons for taking 
them: (1) Exams will make an 
individual a better person, wise 
and disciplined. (2) Exams will 
reveal how much an individual 
knows. (3) Exams are a 
necessary means of separating 
the smart from the dumb, the 
strong from the weak. (4) Exams 
give an individual an overall view 
of a course. (5) Everyone takes 
exams. 

The teacher is the "pusher" 
and the student is the victim. 
Unfortunately, the student buys 
the idea of exams from the 
teacher, begins taking exams 
automatically, and fails to 
question the teacher's reasons or 
recognize the dangers in taking 
exams. 

I have been a student victim for 
many years and have observed 
the unusual effects of exams upon 
students. During the week of 
exams, conscientious students 
are transformed into snarling 
beats and walking zombies. Both 
their mental and physical health 
deteriorates. 

Students suffer from eye 
strain, headaches, writer's 
cramp, tension, overexhaustion, 
insomnia, and restlessness. They 
show signs of insanity and 
depression. They cry easUy and 
may become violent at times. 



The following school 
divisions will be on campus in 
January to recruit. Interested 
students should go by the 
placement office«to sign up for 
interviews. 

January 19 — Gloucester 
County, Fluvanna County; 
January 20 — Colonial 
Heights, Smyth County, 
Portsmouth City, 
Spotsylvania County, 
Alleghany County; January 
21 — Culpeper City, Covington 
City, Buena Vista; January 24 

— Rockingham County; 
January 25 — Chesapeake, 
Bedford County; January 26 

— Fauquier County, Virginia 
Beach City, Westmoreland 
County; January 27 — 
Amherst County, Chesterfield 
County. 



Some students gain weight or 
lose weight depending upon the 
individual. For instance, a 
student may eat constantly to 
remedy exam frustration or 
exams become so much a part of 
the student's life that he or she 
forgets to eat or is too worried to 
eat. 

Exams may also lower a 
student's resistance to disease 
and infection. Students fail to get 
enough sleep and skip meals to 
study. The lack of sleep and 
proper nourishment may cause a 
student to be more susceptible to 
germs. 

And if that's not enough to 
make a student sick, exams can 
also destroy a perfectly good 
average. 

I therefore feel that the 
following warning should be 
made: 

CAUTION: EXAMS MAY BE 
. . .HAZARDOUS TO YOUR 
HEALTH 

Every year students suffer 
from exams. The usual 
complaints are made, but nothing 
is done to abolish them. However, 
I believe students have suffered 
long enough. 

The teacher and professor need 
to be exposed as the "exam 
pushers." Students need to con- 
front them with questions 
concerning their reasons for 
giving exams. 

Exams do not always make an 
individual a better person. They 
do not reveal how much a student 
knows. 

According to the editors of THE 
LITTLE RED SCHOOLBOOK, by 



far the greatest number of exams 
don't show what you know. They 
often ask the wrong questions. 
They may show what you've 
learned parrot-fashion or had 
knocked into you. They rarely 
show whether you can think for 
yourself and find things out for 
yourself. 

You can't rely on exam results 
at all. You're not allowed to 
discuss the questions with your 
friends. You may be nervous or 
ill at the time. You don't get 
enough time to think about the 
questions and write your 
answers. So it's not the people 
who know most who do best in 
exams: it's the people who are 
properly organized, can keep cool 
and can write fast. 

If exams do not , accomplish 
what they're supposed to 
accomplish then why do teachers 
continue to give them and why do 
students continue to take them 
without resistance? 

A research project or paper is a 
better means of giving a student 
an overall view of a course. It 
gives a student time to think and 
discover the information 
available on a particular subject. 

Perhaps it is too late for 
students to kick the habit of 
exams this semester, but 
students should proceed with 
caution in the future. Exams 
must be replaced by a healthier 
form of evaluation. No one wants 
an ulcer or nervous breakdown 
before they graduate from 
college. There is plenty of 
opportunity for that after 
graduation. 



Commentary 



Sounding Board Committee 
Needed For Suggestions 



ByCATYRAFFERTY 

Due to the feedback of a 
number of students on this 
campus, a definite step is needed 
to explore the possibilities of 
having a committee of students. 
This committee would be 
responsible for polling the 
student body about their attitudes 
concerning changes and-or re- 
visions of Judical and 
Residence Board procedures. 

The suggestion for this 
committee results from the 
concern the students feel about 
the present procedures of both 
boards. The conunittee would act 
as a sounding board for the 
students and take definite steps 
in carrying out the students 



suggestions in the form of 
proposals. The committee will 
help to enhance both boards 
images on this campus. 

The committee could be 
composed of a number of 
students who sign up and are 
approved by I>egislative Board. 
The committee should also have 
one member from Residence and 
Judical Board, but who would not 
have the power of a vote. They 
could act in an advisory role in 
order to aid the conunittee in 
understanding the present 
procedures. 

I would appreciate any 
feedback from any student. 
Please contact me, Caty 
Rafferty, Box 797, 118 Stubbs 392- 
3887. Thank you. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, December 7, 1976 



Twenty-Six Seniors Selected 







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RUTH BOURNE 



JESSIE BRUCE 



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Twenty-six seniors have been 
selected for Who's Who Among 
Students in American 
Universities and Colleges. They 
were presented with certificates 
at a luncheon in their honor on 
December 6. 

Nominations were submitted 
by department chairmen; 
advisers to Legislative Board, 
Judicial Board, Residence 
Board, Intramural Activities 
Association, Student Union, and 
Geist; the senior class sponsor 
and 1975-76 senior members of 
Chi. In making selections, 
consideration was given to the 
student's scholarship, her 
participation and leadership in 
academic and extracurricular 
activities, her citizenship and 
service to lx)ngwood, and her 
promise of future usefulness. 
This year lx)ngwood was eligible 
for a maximum of 35 students. 

After nominations had been 
made by the committee, the list 
was reviewed by the Selection 
Conunittee. This committee is 
composed of the President, Vice 
President of Academic Affairs, 
Vice President of Student Affairs, 
Administrative Assistant to the 
President, Chairman of the 
President's Advisory Committee, 
and President of the Junior class. 
The candidates were discussed, 
and the names of the 26 seniors 
were submitted to the Who's Who 
office in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for 
final notification. Biographies of 
each nominee will be included in 
the Who's Who catalog, to be 
published in the spring. 



Bettie Bass 

Bettie Bass is an Elementary 
Education major from Franklin. 
She served as usherette in the 
1974 Oktoberfest, and is presently 
vice-chairman of the Student 
Union. Last year she was the 
student handbook editor, and has 
been the Virginian editor. She is a 
member of Alpha Delta Pi 
sorority and the Society of 
Collegiate Journalists honorary. 

Mary Williams 

Mary Williams is from I.argo, 
Florida majoring in Psychology. 
She is presently vice-chairman of 
Judicial Board and has been on 
the dean's list. 

Carol Lewis 

Physical Education major 
Carol Lewis is from Chesterfield. 
She was a colleague and served 
as head student assistant. For the 
past four years, she has been a 
klown at Oktoberfest. She was 
vice-chairman of Residence 
Board and has played varsity 
basketball. 

Ruth Bourne 

A Home Economics major, 
Ruth Bourne makes her home in 
Sandston. In 1973, she was an 
Oktoberfest usherette, and she 
has participated on the tennis 
team. She has been a student 
assistant. Presently, she serves 
as chairman of Judicial Board. 



Jessie Bruce 

A Farmville native, Jessie 
Bruce has served as 
representative to Legislative 
Board. This past summer she 
acted as vice-chairman and 
secretary of Judicial Board. 

EUen Cassada 

An Elementary Education 
major from Halifax, Ellen 
Cassada is the editor of The 
Rotunda. She serves as a student 
counselor and is representative 
on the student liaison committee. 
She is a member of Geist, Kappa 
Delta Pi honorary, and Alpha 
Delta Pi sorority. 

Mabel Day 

Mabel Day, a Physical 
Education major, is from 
Burkeville. A dean's list student, 
she is a member of Geist. She 
presently serves as president of 
the Intramural Activities 
Association, and is a member of 
Delta Psi Kappa honorary-. 

Barbara Lichford 

Lynchburg native Barbara 
Lichford is a Business major. She 
was an elf for her freshman 
commission and a 1975 
Oktoberfest usherette. She also 
served as Student Union 
treasurer. She is a member of 
Geist, Phi Beta Lambda 
honorary and Zeta Tau Alpha 
sorority. 



Vickie Easter 

Vickie Easter is an English- 
Speech major from Colonial 
Heights. She has been a colleague 
and was an Oktoberfest usherette 
in 1974. She is now chairman of 
Residence Board, and is a 
member of Alpha Gamma Delta 
sorority. 

Roxann Fox 

An AltaVista native, Roxann 
Fox is a Health and Physical 
Education major. She has been a 
colleague and was Mittenmeister 
in the 1974 Oktoberfest. She plays 
varsity basketball and is 
currently the chairman of the 
Student Union. She is also a 
member of Delta Psi Kappa 
honorary. 

Mary Bruce Hazelgrove 

An Elementary Education 
major, Mary Bruce Hazelgrove is 
a resident of Richmond. She was 
a colleague and an usherette in 
1973. A member of Alpha Sigma 
Tau sorority, she served as 
secretary to Residence Board. 
She was chairman of Orientation 
this past year. 

Carolyn Henshaw 

Carolyn Henshaw is a Health 
and Physical Education major 
from Church Road. She has been 
on the dean's list and is a 
member of Delta Psi Kappa. She 
is currently a varsity basketball 
player. 




KIM WHEELESS 



TERESA VEDDER 



ANITA STOWE 



SUSANN SMITH 



KATHY RIGGINS 



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the: rotunda. Tuesday. December 7. 1976 



cently For Who's Who Honors 







WILLA DERBIN 



VICKIE EASTER 



ROXANN FOX 



MARY BRUCE HAZELGROVE 



Emily Burgwyn 

Emily Burgwyn is a Physical 
Education and Recreation major 
from Richmond. She was the 1975 
Festmeister in Oktoberfest, and 
she is presently a member of 
Geist. Her sophomore year she 
was a colleague, and she was a 
member of the JV tennis team. 
She now serves as vice-chairman 
of Legislative Board, and is a 
member of Alpha Gamma Delta 
sorority and Delta Psi Kappa 
honorary society. 

Eleanor White 

Eleanor White is a Math and 
Physics major from Glen Allen. 
A dean's list student she was 
president of Alpha lambda Delta 
honorary. She is a member of 
Lynchnos, Geist, Pi Mu Epsilon 
and Phi Kappa Phi honoraries. 

Sandy Maloney 

Sandy Maloney is an 
Elementary Education major 
from Hampton. She is a member 
of Alpha Lambda Delta and 
Kappa Delta Pi honoraries. A 
1975 usherette, she has been a 
member of the H 20 Club and 
Corkettes. She is the president of 
Geist. 

WillaDerbin 

Lynchburg resident Willa 
Derbin, is an Elementary 
Education major. She was a 
colleague and has been on the 
dean't list. A member of the 
granddaughters club, she is also 
in Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. 



Linda Maxey 

Home economics major Linda 
Maxey is from Scottsville. A 
member of Geist, she is also in 
Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She was 
a colleague and a student 
assistant, and has been on the 
dean's list. She is also a member 
of Kappa Omicron Phi honorary. 

Ann Meador 

Richmond resident Ann 
Meador is an Elementary 
Education major. Freshman and 
junior treasurer, she is a member 
of Alpha Ganmia Delta sorority. 
She was a colleague and a student 
assistant. She has been a 
member of the H 20 Club and 
Corkettes. 



Michelle Nealon 

Michelle Nealon is a Business 
major from Seattle, Washington. 
She was an elf on freshman 
commission, and she was a 
colleague. A member of Geist, 
she was president of the junior 
class and a member of Pi Omega 
Pi honorary. She is in Alpha 
Gamma Delta sorority. 

Anita Stowe 

Anita Stowe is a Physical 
Education major from Danville. 
She is a varsity basketball player 
and a member of Delta Psi 
Kappa honorary. She has been a 
student assistant and has been on 
the dean's list. She was an usher 
in the 1975 Oktoberfest. 



Anne Hansen 

Alexandria resident Anne 
Ranson is a History major. She 
was 1974 Student Union secretary 
and is a member of Alpha Phi 
sorority. She was a student 
assistant and has been on the 
dean's list. 

Kathy Riggins 

Kathy Riggins is a Lynchburg 
native majoring in Biology. A 
dean's list student, she was a 
colleague, student assistant, and 
is president of the senior class. 
She has played varsity basketball 
and is a member of Alpha 
Gamma Delta sorority. 

Susann Smith 

English-Drama major Susann 
Smith is from Richmond. She was 
an Oktoberfest klown, and was an 
usher in 1976. She is presently 
chairman of Legislative Board 
and is a member of the Longwcod 
Company of Dancers. She was a 
colleague and is in Sigma Kappa 
sorority. 



Beth Rafferty 

Social work major Beth 
Rafferty is from Virginia Beach. 
She was last year's Rotunda 
editor, and is a member of the 
Federation of Student Social 
Workers and help-out committee. 
She is the Chairman of the 
student counselors, and a 
member of Alpha Sigma Tau 
sorority. 



Teresa Vedder 

Elementary Education major 
Teresa Vedder is from 
Portsmouth. She has been on the 
dean's list and was a colleague. 
She is now a member of the 
Student Education Association 
and of Alpha Phi Sorority. 

Kim Wheeless 

Highland Springs resident Kim 
Wheeless is an Elementary 
Education major. She was an elf 
for freshman commission and 
was a colleague. She has been on 
the dean's list and in 1976 was 
Senior Oktoberfest chairman. 
She is a member of Tafara. 




CAROLYN HENSHAW 




BARBARA LICHFORD 



CAROL LEWIS 





ANNE RANSON 



MICHELLE NEALON 



ANN MEADOR 



UNDA MAXEY 



SANDY MALONEY 



Page 6 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, December 7, 1976 




Renaissance Dinner 
Deemed Huge Success 



I 



Scene from the recent Renaissance Dinner 



McCray's Cantata To Be Performed 
At Virginia Music Convention 



Our Heritage, a 40 minute 
choral cantata composed by Dr. 
.lames McCray, chairman of the 
music department of Ix)ngwood 
College, will receive its Virginia 
I'remiere at the Virginia Music 
Kducation Convention on 
January 22, 1977 at 2:00 p.m. It 
will be the featured work on the 
afternoon concert to be held in 
the .John Marshall Hotel in 
Richmond, and the public is 
cordially invited to attend. There 
will be no admission fee. 

This major work was 
commissioned by the Florida 
Vocal Association and first 
performed last January in 
Orlando at the Florida Music 
Education Convention as part of 
their Bicentennial Celebration. 
The original performance was 
given by 700 singers and 
instrumentalists under Dr. 
McCray's directorship, with 
about 4.000 in the the audience. 
In addition to the Ix)ngwood 
Choir and Camerata Singers, 
three Virginia high schools will 
also be participating. They 
include Douglas Freeman High 
School of Richmond, Deen 
Fntsminger director; Western 
Branch High School of 
Portsmouth, Dennis Price 
director; and Waynesboro High 
School of Waynesboro, Roger 
Zimmerman, director. 
Instrumentalists from Longwood 
will be joined by a percussion 
ensemble from Randolph-Henry 
High School, Jeanette Dameron 
director; The work is multimedia 
in scope and includes 13 dancers 
m the second movement, 76 slides 
projected on a large screen in the 
third movement, and a handbell 
choir in the fourth. The dance 
was originally created for this 
work by two liongwood Music 
Majors, Therees Tkach and 
Carole Scott. For this 
performance the dancers will be 
under the directorship of Therees 
Tkach. The slides were taken by 
Dr. Elizabeth Flynn of the 
Longwood Art Department. 

There are four movements and 
an epUogue. The texts have been 
extracted from various sources. 
Some were newly created by the 
composer and his wife, Christine 



McCray. 

Freedom, movement one, 
traces the developments from 
just prior to the Revolutionary 
War to the present. Much of the 
thematic and rhythmic material 
for the other movements are 
introduced in this movement. The 
cohesive element is a descending 
Aeohan scale on the text "We the 
People" which interrupts various 
textual commentaries by 
Thomas Paine, Abraham 
Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and 
Martin Luther King, who see 
freedom as a dream. 

Frontiers, movement two, is an 
instrumental movement . , is 
an instrumental movement with 
13 dancers. There are 11 
subsections in the work, each 
with a particular territorial 
frontier. The form is that of a 
theme and variations. The theme 
has 13 notes, and there are 13 
dancers, both symbolic of the 
original 13 colonies. The dancer's 
actions represent various types 
of expansion, exploration, 
civilization and the eventual need 
for a new frontier, with the final 
section titled "The Eagle Has 
I^anded". 

A Land of Dreams uses a 
chamber choir and the 76 sUdes. 
In this movement the music is 
dominated by style 

characteristics of romanticism 
and jazz with some improvisation 
adding to the search of dreams. 
This movement reflects on 
dreams which have and have not 
yet been realized and stands as a 
pivitol movement between the 
dreams of freedom in Movement 
I and the dreams of those killed in 
the wars, who, in movement IV, 
desperatly cry out to b,e 
remembered by their loved ones. 

Once There Was A War is the 
longest movement of the cantata, 
and uses all of the musicians and 
audience. The choir has some 
speaking unisons, individualized 
counterpoints and fragmented 
phrases. Throughout the past 20Q 
years America has frequently 
found itself in conflict. This 
movement serves as a Requiem 
for all who have died in the 
service of our nation. After a 
series of observations about war 



and death, the music builds to an 
outburst of the opening statement 
of the I^tin Requiem Mass 
superimposed upon the opening 
thematic material. The Latin 
fragments continue to grow into a 
24 part texture that is reinforced 
by various types of bells 
(symbolic of freedom and death) 
which are sounded throughout 
the auditorium. After a gigantic 
climax of sound, everything is 
abruptly halted on a unison E; 
then, on a cue from the 
conductor, the audience is asked 
to join the remembrance by 
hununing that final E until a cut 
off is given by the conductor. 
Today we are at peace, but, once 
there was a war... 
The Torch is Passed is a brief 
epilogue based on the writings of 
John F. Kennedy. A generally 
calm atmosphere prevails after 
the myriad of activities in the 
preceding movement. In noting 
that the torch is passed to a new 
generation of Americans it is 
hoped that this short movement 
will function not only as a closing 
for the contata, but also as a 
prologue for the next 200 years of 
freedom and prosperity for all 
mankind. 

Christmas Sing 
December 8 

By MARY LUCY WILSON 
AndPETIEGRIGG 

Bring a friend and come sing 
along with others in the Rotunda, 
Wed., Dec. 8th, from 5:30 to 6:00. 
Cricket, the Meshejians, Tafara, 
and the Newman folk group will 
provide music. 

The Inter-Religious Council 
(I.R.C.) of Longwood is doing this 
as a way to bring the campus 
together to share in the wonder of 
the Christmas spirit. The 
donations of those who have 
participated in the "Help Stuff a 
Stocking" project (from Nov. 29 
to Dec. 8) wiU be sent to the 
Social Services Department in 
Farmville. These donations will 
go to serve the needy children of 
Farmville, whose stockings 
would be empty this Christmas 
without them. 



Feasting and revelry, a la 
"merrie olde Englande," were 
the order of the evening at 
Longwood College's Renaissance 
Christmas Dinner on Friday and 
Saturday nights. 

A complete sell-out by the first 
week in November, the event was 
attended by some 220 patrons 
each night. Initiated last year 
when it was offered only one 
night, the Renaissance Dinner 
created so much community 
interest that it was expanded to 
two nights this year and will 
probably be offered three nights 
next year. 

Patterned after Advent Season 
celebrations in 16th-century 
England, the program of the 
evening included sacred and 
secular elements associated with 
Christmas. Guests assembled 
first in the college's Rotunda 
around a gigantic Christmas tree 
which reached above the second 
floor railing. Carolers located on 
the second floor entertained the 
group and then descended the 
stairs to lead the processional 
into the dining room. 

Trumpet fanfares announced 
the lighting of large candles on 
each table, the Wassail Bowl 
Processional and Christmas 
toast, the Boar's Head 
Processional and the serving of 
the feast, the Madrigal Concert, 
the Flaming Plum Pudding 
Processional, and the Carol 
Medley in which all the 
"noblemen and nobleladies in the 
hall" were invited to join. 

The performers were in 
authentic 16th-century attire. 
Musical instruments of the period 
were performed, including flute, 
harpsichord, recorder, and lute. 
Strolling minstrels entertained 
the guests as they dined. 

The dining room was 
transformed into a facsimile of 
an Old English "great hall." 
Large felt banners depicting 
crowns, griffins, and other 16th 
century symbols, were hung 
around the room. The 
performers' table was located on 
a large platform in the center of 
the room. 

The menu for the dinner 
combined authentic 16th century 
foods with modem day tastes. A 
prime roast of beef, for instance, 
was the modem parallel for the 
roast boar of olden times. Hot 
apple cider punch made by a 
traditional wassail recipe was 
served. 

Dr. James McCray, chairman 
of Longwood's music department 
and originator of the Renaissance 
Christmas Dinner idea at the 
college, played the role of the 
"Lord of Misrule," leader of 
Christmas revelers. Dr. McCray 
was directed this type of festivity 
at the University of South Florida 
and at St. Mary's College in Notre 
Dame, Indiana. 

Explaining some of the 



MUSIC NOTES 

Faculty Recital December 7 

Jeanette Dameron and 

Frieda Myers 

Molnar Recital Hall at 8:00 p.m. 



Annual Christmas Concert 

December 12 at 4 : 00 p.m. 

Farmville Baptist Church 

Concert Choir and 

Camerata Singers 



Renaissance period traditions for 
the Yuletide, Dr. McCray stated 
that "the large candles are 
symbols of Christ, the Light of the 
World. The punch, or wassail, 
was a drink served to those who 
went from house to house as 
Christmas carolers." 

"The main course for the 
English Yule feast was usually 
boar, a swine readily available in 
the English forests in those days. 
Flaming pudding was served, 
adding to the spirit of the 
occasion," he said. The term 
"madrigal," he added refers to a 
type of musical composition for 
voices in a small ensemble as 
opposed to a choir. 

Organ Students 
Tour Factory 
In Maryland 

On November 19 seven 
Longwood College music majors 
and faculty member, Paul 
Hesselink, toured the M.P. 
Moller organ factory in 
Hagerstown, Maryland. The tour 
allowed everyone to see various 
phases of organ fabrication: pipe 
making, woodworking, console 
construction, windchest building, 
electrical wiring, and finally the 
initial voicing and speech 
regulation of finished pipework. 
Everyone was amazed by the 
complesity of the instruments 
under construction. The 
thousands of parts must all be of 
quality materials to insure 
durability and the must all be 
properly assembled and 
regulated to insure reliability of 
function. After seeing the actual 
construction process, which is for 
the most part hand and custom 
work, it became easier to 
understand why a moderate- 
sized pipe organ can cost between 
$65,000 and $75,000. 

Mr. Ted Moller, Purchasing 
Officer of the firm, was the tour 
guide through the factory. He 
explained the processes of 
construction which were seen. 

Longwood students who toured 
the factory were: Robert 
Chandler, Susan Chambers, 
Janet Dollins, Kay Jones, Ruth 
Maxey, Robin Hewlitt and Shelby 
Shelton. 

Music Majors 
Provide Varied 
Performances 

Two music majors, Hank 
Dahlman and Charles Mason, 
provided musical entertainment 
for the November meeting of the 
Farmville Alumnae Chapter of 
Ix)ngwood College. In adcUtion to 
playing guitar and singing 
several familiar folk tunes, they 
also spoke to the members about 
their experiences in being in the 
first group of males to attend 
Longwood in the coeducation 
program. Dr. James McCray, 
chairman of the music 
department, gave a brief talk 
about the past and future 
activities of the music 
department. The program was 
held in the Longwood Alumane 
House. 

On Wednesday, December 1, 
Anne Paule, Diane Quinn, 
Therees Tkach and Janet Truitt 
sang a program of Christmas 
music for the Farmville Women's 
Club which was held in their 
Chapter Home on High Street. 
They were accompanied by 
Robert Chandler and Dr. James 
McCray. 



SPORT FOLLIES 



Page? 



THE ROTUNDA. Tuesday. December 7. 1976 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

Folly I:O.D. Who? 

Oh, what a night!! Signs like 
"You may be big and bad, but 
we're short and better" set the 
stage for the opening game of the 
year. The celebrated ODU 
Monarches were defeated by an 
underdog Longwood squad by a 
score of 64-60. 

"I couldn't be happier", stated 
Coach Carolyn V. Hodges. "I'm 
numb. The girls didn't fall apart 
when the pressure was on, and 
they were able to keep the game 
in hand". I couldn't agree more, 
and I think the fans agreed, too. 
At this point, I'd like to interject a 
comment about the fans. The 
home court is a definite 
advantage, especially with 400 
emotionally charged people 
standing behind your every 
move, right or wrong. When 
Longwood was twelve points 
ahead, the fans were on their feet 
shouting encouragement; when 
LC was one point behind, the fans 
were standing on their chairs 
shouting encouragement. That's 
the kind of support that wins a 
ball game. Well, back to the grits. 

Keeping with my original 
tradition of naming a player of 
the week, this week's choice was 
the easiest one I've ever had to 
make. Linda Baumler, a junior 
from Newport News, Virginia 
takes the honor of the week. 
Linda played the best defensive 
game of her career as she was 
given the task to guard the 6'5" 
monstrosity from Denmark, 
Inge Nissen. Linda held the Great 
Dane scoreless in the first half, 
and 1 got a kick when Linda, who 
yields four inches to Nissen, 
blocked (or stuffed, which ever 
you prefer) one of her jump 
shots. Way to go, partner. 

Now let's look statistically. 
Ivongwood had only five players 
score, but each one was in double 
figures. Maryjane Smith, the 
only starting freshman, hit 10, 
Melissa Wiggins shot 11; co- 
captain Anita Stowe popped in 12; 
Linda Baumler hit 15; and high 
scorer for the evening was Sue 
Rama with 16. Another 



interesting factor to note: 
Longwood out-rebounded ODU 
37-31. Even our little people (way 
to go, shorties! ) got up for some 
key rebounds. 

Women's basketball is still 
defined as a "non contact" sport. 
Bull. Anyone who didn't see 
contact needs their contacts 
boiled. There were 47 fouls in the 
game, 26 of which were ODU's. 
Since I passed Math III, I can 
confidently state that LC had the 
remaining 21. Both teams played 
man-to-man defense," stated 
Miss Hodges, "so naturally that 
leads to more fouls. But we have 
a strong bench, and that can and 
will save us". 

And if all the excitement of the 
game wasn't enough, those of you 
who were alert also caught a side 
show in the sideline. ODU coach 
Pam Parsons gave an excellent 
demonstration of tumbling the 
floor exercise. Her facial and 
extreme expressions were 
priceless. A colorful person, no 
less. 

Now for Chapter 2, the Junior 
Varsity story. I always 
like to write about the JV's 
because I think they never get 
the recognition and credit they 
deserve. Although the gym 
wasn't quite full, the emotion was 
just as high and the game was 
just as exciting as any game to be 
played. The squad played a gutsy 
but clean game against Ferrum 
College and emerged as a 61-36 
victor. 

"The girls had a slow start, but 
they picked it up and put it 
together," comments Coach 
Hodges. "A little bit of 
inexperience showed, but that 
will smooth out in time." The JV 
squad has only four returning 
players, but these four are solid 
and experienced enough to iron 
out the wrinkles and keep the 
team on an even keel. One of 
these four is the JV player of the 
week, Miss Terry Donohue. 

Terry is a junior physical 
education major from Richmond, 
Virginia. Her experience showed 
as she was able to control the 
tempo of the game and settle the 
team when things got a bit 




Due to massive losses in mailing and extenuating 
circumstances, the 1976 VIRGINIAN will not be in before 
Christmas. The student body will be informed as to its arrival as 
soon as possible. 



Bettie Bass, 1976 
Virginian editor 



sloppy. It is only fitting that she 
be bestowed with this high honor 
of esteem; Terry played well 
defensively and offensively (14 
points), and besides, it was her 
twenty-first birthday. Happy 
Birthday, Puppy Dog. 

I was impressed by the hustle 
of the JV's. They were a scrappy 
bunch, and the majority got on 
the scoreboard. Scoring 
breakdown is as follows: Theresa 
Schivone, 10; Sharon Nicholson, 
4; EUie Kennedy, 6; Terry 
Donohue, 14; Di Richardson, 6; 
Bev Hart, 4; Darlene Douglas, 4; 
Kitty Hughes, 11; and Debbie 
Brown, 2. 

I think I'll step out on a limb 
with a prediction: if the JV's are 
not a "hot and cold team", and if 
they can fight like they fought 
against Ferrum, I think they will 
lose no more than two games 
during the season. Anybody want 
to bet? 
Folly II: My New Baby 

I never thought I'd see the day 
when I was writing about 
gymnastics. I'll be perfectly 
honest; I know as much about 
gymnastics as I do Australian 
foreign policy, which is not a 
breath-taking amount. Hopefully, 
you and I both will benefit from 
the information in this article and 
ones that will follow it. With this 
article, I hope to lay the basic 
foundations of gymnastics, and 
expand into more depth in the 
future. 

Something I do know, however, 
is that the gymnastics team puts 
in an awfiU lot of hours and 
receives very little recognition. 
It takes years and years of 
dedication to master a routine or 
specific movement. Not too many 
athletes have this kind of 
dedication. 

This year's squad, a young 
team coached by Mrs. Judy 
MacNamee, has thirteen 
members, two of which are 
juniors and the rest being 
freshmen. The all-around girls 
work four events, floor exercise, 
unevenbars, balance beam and 
horse, with some just specializing 
in one or two events. 

Judging (which we'll be going 
into more depth at a later time ) 
seems to be a fairly difficult 
procedure. The top score that can 
be obtained is a 10.0 Judges look 
for difficulty, execution, 
amplitude ("stretch of body") 
composition, originality, and 
general impression. 

Hopefully, these basic ideas 
will motivate you to come watch 
an Intrasquad meet on January 
17th at 7:00 p.m. in French Gym. 
The girls will compete against 
themselves (without announced 
scores) to get ready for future 
competition. "I'm confident the 
girls will have a good season," 
says Mrs. MacNamee. "The girls 
perform real well, and there is a 
lot of backup." Gymnastics is a 
difficult sport to master, yet a 
beautiful one to watch. Come and 
enjoy ! ! ! ! 

Men Lose 
First Game 

On November 30, the Longwood 
men's basketball team lost to 
Mary Washington College, 84-56. 
Longwood shot a "cold" 27 per 
cent (20^74) from the field and 
was outrebound by the taller 
Mary Washington front line by a 
56-28 total. 

Bryan Welbaum was the high 
scorer for Longwood with 18 
points. Bennie Shaw and David 
Stack followed with 8 points 
respectively. Welbaum was also 
the top L. C. rebounder with 9 and 
Rob Johnson had 8. 




Men s Soccer Season 
Ends In Victory 



By 
MARGARET HAMMERSLEY 

The men's soccer team closed 
out its season last Thursday with 
a second match against 
Southside. The guys won their 
game, but all in all, it was Steve 
Nelson's day with three of the 
five goals to his credit. Longwood 
won 5-0, with Dave Yerkes and 
Bill Breedon also scoring. 

Southside had improved since 
the last match here three weeks 
ago, yet they still could not 
provide effective competition for 
Longwood. Longwood outran 
Southside, dominated the game, 
and kept the ball at Southside's 
goal. Both teams were playing 
under various handicaps, yet 
both shared one disadvantage — 
the wind factor. 

At the end of regulation time, 
both teams decided to have a 
little fun. By mutual agreement 
the guys decided to play "just one 
more quarter." Both teams 
changed goalies and the teams 
went to it. After the extra ten 
minute quarter, as the sun was 
sinking down over the field, they 
decided to do it again! All of the 
members of both teams hit the 
field — in warm-ups, mittens, 
fatigues, anything and 
everything (that wind was cold! ) 
and anything went! 

Longwood added five unofficial 
goals to their score (for double 
figures!) and Southside one. 

After the game — all four 
quarters — the coach 
commented, "All in all, it was a 
fitting way to end a soccer 
season, with a spirit of friendly 
competition, and just plain fun!" 

The first soccer season ended 
with the match against 
Southside. Through the season 
the team won two matches, losing 
three. It was a rough beginning 
for the team; they had only 
fifteen players and were of 
interest group status only. The 
Rotunda asked several team 
players and their coach to 
comment upon the season. 

Co-captain Bill Breedon was 
very pleased with the team's first 
season. He felt that the team had 
an "outstanding start for a first 
season. ". . . I'm surprised we did 
as well as we did." Bill thought 
that the team "improved with 
each game." He complimented 
Dave Yerkes as "a great asset to 
the team as a player as well as a 
teacher." 

As Bill had previously played 
eight years, he was asked if he 
felt at a disadvantage playing 
with guys who had never before 
played. He answered that while 
working with some who had not 
played, he had the opportunity to 
help and to instruct those non- 
players, also giving him the 
chance to improve his basic 
skills. 

When asked about his expecta- 
tions for the next season, he 



answered that he would like to 
see some more interested guys, 
but added, "Working with the 
men we have it will still be 
possible to have a good team." 
Also commenting upon the 
growth of the team and its 
improvement, Greg Dunn fell 
that all of the team showed 
improvement. He explained that 
the best method with which to 
improve was to play teams better 
than themselves. 

Tommy Putlz commented, 
"The first game brought us 
together as a team. It surprised 
us ..." He added that he had not 
played soccer before coming to 
longwood and said that he 
"learned to play from the other 
guys." 

All of the team members who 
spoke with the Rotunda shared 
similar praise for C'oach 
Williamson. When Coach 
Williamson came to l^ongwood at 
the beginning of the semester, he 
was not, and never had been a 
soccer coach, but his interest and 
enthusiasm could never show for 
it. The soccer players felt that the 
coach learned the game along 
with them, and anticipate his 
coaching next season. 

Reflecting over the season. 
Coach Williamson remembered 
the uncertainties with the 
opening of the semester as to 
whether there would be a field, 
enough players, and especially 
enough interest with which to 
build a successful .soccer team. 
Even as they were technically an 
interest group, the coach 
declared, "We are a team now," 
and he accredited that "... to the 
fact that these young men 
committed part of themselves to 
making it happen." 

In light of improvement, the 
coach commented, "Looking 
back to September, we have 
improved tremendously. Not only 
in the area of skills, but also in 
terms of mutual respect, team 
attitudes, and character." 

Questions have arisen as to 
whether or not the team will be 
able to obtain varsity .status next 
season. The coach is uncertain 
now whether it will be possible, 
but he did say that the entire 
program will undergo .several 
improvements before the next 
season. "Factors such as 
scheduling, improvement of 
facilities, budgeting, planning, 
training and practice schedules 
for our athletes,. ..will be 
included in the overall scope of 
our program." 

So with two wins and three 
losses, the season closes until 
next fall. The entire team, the 
managers, and Coach Williamson 
are to be congratulated on their 
success. Fifteen individual 
freshmen developed into a team 
which learned to play together, 
and win! 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, December 7, 1976 



Student Government Forum 
Gives Insight Into Boards 



Longwood College Policy 
Concerning Student Records 



By SANDY HAGA 

The following student 
government representatives 
were present at the Student 
Government Forum on 
November 17: Ellen Cassada, 
Beth Rafferty, Susann Smith, 
Roxann Fox, Ruth Bourne, 
Mary Meade Saunders, Elaine 
Sneed, Emily Burgwyn, Vickie 
Easter, and Mary Williams. 
These students answered the 
following questions. 

Q— If a member of Judicial 
Board is searching a person's 
room for drugs, but finds liquor 
instead is he allowed to use it as 
evidence? 

Ruth— A— Before a person can 
search a room he has to have 
substantial proof for doing so. He 
must also state what he is looking 
for, however if other things are 
found in the search they may be 
used as evidence. 

Q- Do you have to have a 
written warrant to search a 
room'.' 

Ruth— A— No, you only have to 
have Dr. Willett's permission. 

Q-Do members of the boards 
look for people who are violating 
the rules? 

Ruth —A— No, it is not their 
responsibility to patrol. 

Q- Where do you think the 
(lustapo reputation that the 
boards have came from? 

Ruth -A "It stemmed from 
rumors. 

Q— (-an a student's personal 
property such as a car be 
.searched'' 

Ruth —A— Yes, if it is on the 
campus. 

Q- Are you allowed to search a 
room when the student is not 
there'.' 

Ruth — A-Yes 

Q— Can the head resident go in 

a room if the student is not there? 

Vickie- A— Yes, The head 

resident may go in the room for 

room inspection. 

Q— How do you report a 
violation of residence board in co- 
ed domis'.' 

Vickie- A—Tell the dorm 
president. 

Q- What was the purpose of 
Judicial Board wearing trench 
loats'.' 

Ruth A— It was not an effort to 
strike out at anybody, but a 



unifying thing for the group. 

Q— Why did some of the 
members not participate? 

Ruth— A— Some people are 
more reserved. 

Q— Why haven't the statistics 
for Residence Board been in the 
paper? 

Vickie -A— They have not been 
compiled. 

Q— What do you think of open 
trials? 

Ruth— A— Totally against 
them. It would be almost like a 
public display. 

Vickie -A— I agree. 

Q— If an accused person 
wanted an open trial would it be 
granted? 

Ruth— A— No, there are not any 
provisions for an open trial. 

Q— Wouldn't open trials be 
beneficial? 

Ruth— A— It would probably 
lead to criticism of the board. 

Q— Why is a student asked to 
give a plea as soon as he goes in 
to be tried? Why doesn't the 
board prove him guilty? Could 
you plead the Fifth 
Ammendment? Would taking the 
P'ifth be incriminating? 

Mary Meade— A— It is hard to 
defend someone who won't 
defend himself. 

Vickie-A— If someone is 
innocent he wouldn't be taken to 
trial in the first place. 

Q— Can a person be convicted 
on circumstantial evidence? 

Rutb-A— No. 

Q— If students are innocent 
until proven guilty, why are they 
placed in the infirmary after the 
trial'' 

Mary— A— So they won't have 
to answer questions in the dorm. 

Q— Can a student leave the 
infirmary if he wants to? 

Ruth— A— A student is not 
forced to stay in the infirmary. It 
is only a suggestion which is 
offered to protect the student. 

Q — If a member of Judicial or 
Residence Board is asked to 
leave a trial, can she? 

Ruth-A~Yes. 

Q— But some people have been 
told that they could not because 
there would not be enough people 
to make a quorum. Isn't a 
member of another board pulled 
in order to make a quorum? If 
this is so why does something like 
this happen? 



Financial Aid Applications 



The fmancial aid application 
period for the 1977-78 academic 
year has arrived. Any student 
interested in receiving 
consideration for financial aid 
should complete and submit the 
necessary documents before the 
April 1. 1977 deadline. These 
"need assessment" documents 
and applications should be 
submitted prior to March 1, 1977, 
in order for the Financial Aid 
Office to receive them by the 
April 1, 1977, deadline. Students 
applying after this deadline will 
be considered in the order the 
applications are received. 

I'leate note that a change has 
occurred in the need assessment 
document which will be used for 
the 1977-78 award period. The 
Financial Aid Form, (FAF) will 
be completed and submitted by 
all current Ix)ngwood students. 
This form replaces the Parents' 
Confidential Statement (PCS) 
and the Student Financial 
Statement (SFS). The FAF will 



form students should also 
complete the Basic Educational 
Opportunity Grant (BEOG) 
application and the College 
Scholarship Assistance Program 
(CSAP) application, both of 
which will not be available until 
after the Christmas vacation. 

The Financial Aid Form will be 
distributed in Room "C" of the 
I>ankford Building on December 
8,9, and 10 from 2:00 p.m. until 
4:00 p.m. The Assistant Director 
of Financial Aid, Michael Barree, 
will be available at that time to 
answer any questions about 
financial aid or the application 
procedure. Applications will be 
available in the Financial Aid 
Office. Tabb 107, beginning 
December 12. Students must file 
applications for renewal of aid 
each year. 

Any student needing financial 
assistance is encouraged to 
apply. If you are anticipating 
receiving financial aid in any 
form— grants, scholarships, 



Ruth— A— I don't know. 
I don't remember telling 
someone that he could not leave. 

Q— Why can't student 
counselors sit on on a trial? 
Vickie -A—The counselors are 
for the students and might hinder 
or sway the deliberation. It is 
protection for the student. 

Q— If the purpose of Review 
Committee is to review a case, 



Longwood College student 
record policies are in full 
compliance with the Family 
Educational Rights and Privacy 
Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-380), 
Section 438) and the Virginia 
Privacy Protection Act of 1976 
(Senate Bill 335). The 
accumulation, processing, and 
maintenance by the College of 
student data is limited to that 
information, including grades, 
which is necessary and relevant 
to the purposes of the institution. 



why aren't they allowed to hear The personal data of students will 
the student give his position in the be used only for the purpose for 



case .' 

Ruth— A— The committee is 
objective and is given the facts. 

Q— If a student wanted to 
appear could he? 

Mary— A— No. The committee 
reviews the board decision when 
suspension is recommended. 

Q— When something goes to 
Review Board is it a review or re- 
trial? 



which it is collected. Procedures 
for the internal operation of the 
various offices at the College are 
established by each office staff so 
as to conform to the stated 
College policy. 

Student data, whenever 
possible, shall be collected 
directly from the student; every 
effort will be made to ensure its 
accuracy and security. It shall be 



Ruth— A— If a plea of innocent the express responsibility, of the 
is accepted nothing is done. If the student to notify the Dean of 



plea is rejected the review board 
has the right to approve the 
decision and review the facts. 

Q— What does Legislative 
Board do? 

Susann— A— Students elect the 
members and it is up to those who 
are elected to go back to the 
students and find out what they 
want. 

Q— Why can't Judicial and 
Residence board send out 
questionnaires to find out what 
students want? 

Ruth— A— It is the boards' 
responsibility to go to the 
students and find out what they 
want. 

Q— Do you feel as chairman or 
vice-chairman of Residence or 
Judicial Board that you can 
objectively present a case that 
you investigated? 

Ruth— A— Yes an investigator 
would be an asset. 

Q— Do you see the possibility of 
an investigator in the future? 

Ruth-A— Yes. 

Q— Do you think you act in the 
best interest of the student or the 
administration? 

Ruth— A— Student. 

Q— Could a committee of 
students get opinions of boards 
and carry out proposals?Would 
they have the authority to go to 
legislative board with opinions? 

Susann— A— Yes. 

Q— Would the proposal of a 
group of this type be considered? 

Susann— A— Yes. Students 
need to get involved in student 
government. 



Students' Office of any change of 
student status. Any student or 
applicant for admission who 
initially or subsequently refuses 
to supply accurate and complete 
personal information as is legally 
allowed may be denied admission 
or readmission or may 
jeopardize current student 
status. Falsification of records 
with the intent to give untrue 
information is a violation of the 
Ix)ngwood College Honor Code. 

The College shall provide for 
the confidentiality and security of 
official student data and, 
therefore, will not release student 
information except: 

(a) Public information as 
listed in directories and listings 
of student data which may 
include the student's name, 
address, telephone number, date 
and place of birth, major field of 
study, participation in officially 
recognized activities and sports, 
weight and height of members of 
athletic teams, dates of 
attendance, degrees and awards 
received, the most recent 
previous educational agency or 
institution attended by the 
student, campus or field address, 
dates of field experience, and 
other similar information. A 
student may inform the College 
in writing that any or all public 
information may not be released 
without prior consent. The 
College reserves the right to 
indicate to potential inquirers 
whether or not a student is 



Submit the winning nickname and win an official Ix)ngwood 
Rocking Chair. 

The Intercollegiate Athletic Council (lAC) is conducting a 
contest to determine a nickname for Ijongwood and its sports 
teams. Students, faculty and staff are eligible and enteries must 
be submitted by Friday, December 19. An individual can submit 
as many names as desired but only one copy of each name. 
There will be a box in the new smoker for entry blanks. The lAC 
will evaluate the entries and choose the winner. 

OFFICIAL ENTRY BLANK 
Submit A Nickname 



Your Name 



Box No. 



Phone No. 



be completed by both dependent loans, or work-study positions— it 
and independent students. is necessary for you to file the 

In addition to the Financial Aid proper applications. 



Status: (Student, Faculty, Staff) 



Nickname Suggestion: 



Closing Date Friday, Dec. 19 



currently enrolled and-or the 
date of attendance. In the case of 
telephone requests fo»" informa- 
tion, the College will identify the 
names of current students or 
graduates and release the dates 
of attendance and the major field 
of study. 

(b) To the students 
themselves. 

(c) To parents or a financial 
institution where financial 
support to the student is in 
evidence as defined in Section 152 
of the Internal Revenue Code of 
1970. 

(d) To a third party agency as 
expressly designated in writing 
by the student. 

(e) To other agencies as 
required by court subpoena. 

(f) In a situation of emergency 
in which the knowledge of 
confidential student information 
is necessary to protect the 
immediate health or safety of a 
student or other persons. 

Student access to all personal 
records shall be permitted within 
45 days of a written request, 
during normal office hours. All 
records shall be available and in 
a form comprehensible to the 
student except for: 

(a) Medical records which, 
upon written authorization, shall 
be submitted to a psychologist or 
physician designated by the 
student. 

(b) Confidential financial 
statements and records of 
parents as excluded by law. 

(c) Third party confidential 
recommendations when such 
access has been waived by the 
student. Where a waiver has been 
given, parents as well as students 
are excluded from viewing such 
confidential information. 

The College shall provide an 
opportunity, during normal office 
hours, for a student in person, a 
student accompanied by a person 
of his or her choosing, or by mail 
with proper identification, to 
challenge the existence of 
information believed to be 
inaccurate, incomplete, 
inappropriate, or misleading. All 
personal data challenged by a 
student shall be investigated by 
College officials, following 
established channels. Completion 
of an investigation shall result in 
the following actions: 

(a) If the College concurs with 
the challenge, student records 
shall be amended or purged as 
appropriate; and all previous 
record recipients shall be so 
notified by the College. 

(b) If the investigation fails to 
resolve the dispute, the student 
shall be premitted to file a 
statement of not more than 200 
words setting forth his or her 
position, copies of which will be 
supplied at the student's expense, 
to both previous and subsequent 
recipients of the record in 
question. 

( c) If a student wishes to make 
an appeal of the decision, he may 
do so in writing to the President 
of the College. 

The names, dates of access and 
purposes of all persons or 
agencies other than appropriate 
Longwood College personnel 
given access to a student's 
personal records shall be 
recorded and maintained. 
Student records are retained by 
the College for at least one year 
after completion of work at the 
College. Permanent academic 
records from which transcripts 
are derived are maintained 
indefinitely. A student may 
request and receive information 
concerning the record of access 
to his personal information file. 



The 



Rotunda 



VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1977 



NO. 13 



Geist Recognizes Juniors •> Seniors 



By DAVID GATES 

Wednesday January 19, Geist, 
Longwood's honorary leadership 
society, held its annual Geist 
Recognition Assembly. Every 
year a number of juniors and 
seniors are tapped into 
membership as recognition of 
their outstanding scholarship, 
leadership and service. The 
ceremony consisted of speeches 
by members of Geist, and the 
lighting of the candles 
representing the qualities of 
integrity, humility and intellect 
in an individual. A bit of mystery 
and much joy were added as the 
new members were introduced 
and tapped. 

First to be tapped were the 
honored seniors, beginning with 
WILLA DERBIN, who was a 
Colleague and is a member of the 
Heritage Club. A member of 
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority, 
she has been on the dean's list 
and was selected for Who's Who. 

KATHY RIGGINS was 
Freshman Oktoberfest 
Chairman, and a Colleague. She 
has played varsity basketball and 
is now the Senior class President. 
She was selected for Who's Who 
and is a member of Alpha 
Gamma Delta sorority. 



ANNE RANSON has worked 
with the Student Union and is a 
member of Alpha Phi sorority. 
She was selected for the BOV 
Distinguished Service Award and 
for Who's Who. 

ROXANN FOX is currently 
playing varsity basketball and is 
a member of Delta Psi Kappa 
honorary. Selected for Who's 
Whashe has served as Chairman 
of die Student Union, and is 
currently the Senior 

Representative to Legislative 
Board. 

KIM WHEELESS was an elf 
for Freshman Conunission, and a 
Colleague. She is a member of 
Tafara and was the Senior 
Oktoberfest Chairman. 

DEANE DAVIS works on the 
Curriculum Committee of the 
College. She is a member of 
Alpha Lambda Delta honorary 
and is the treasurer of Alpha 
Gamma Delta sorority. 

JESSIE BRUCE, a day 
student, has worked with 
Legislative Board. Last summer 
she held positions on Judicial 
Board and was recently selected 
for Who's Who. 

MELODY FOWLER was a 
Colleague and served as 
secretary of her junior class. She 



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Established hypnotherapist and author of the subject, James 
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mind control. "From the moment he steps on stage he sweeps 
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revealing their innermost thoughts with sophisticated 
humor." 



is a member of Alpha Ganmia 
Delta sorority. 

Then there were the juniors 
starting with UNDA CROVATT, 
who was an elf for Freshman 
Conmfiission and has been an 
Oktoberfest klown for three 
years. She was recently elected 
Chairman of Legislative Board. 

The new secretary for Geist, 
KAREN KIMBROUGH, is a 
member of Alpha Gamma Delta 
sorority and Alpha Lambda Delta 
honorary. She is also active in the 
Concert Choir and the Longwood 
Players. 

SARA JO WYATT was the 
president of her Freshman 
Conrmiission, and a Colleague. A 
member of Delta Psi Kappa 
honorary, she was recently to be 
Chairman of Residence Board 
and is Geist's new Oktoberfest 
Chairman. 

DEBBIE McCULLOUGH has 
served as a Student Assistant and 
was elected to the position of 
Chairman of the Student Union. 
She also was chosen as Treasurer 
of Geist. 

LINDA BAUMLER, presently 
a starter on the Varsity 
Basketball Team, has played 
field hockey, and is active in the 




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Sandy Maloney lights candles during ceremony 



I.A.A. She is a member of Delta 
Psi Kappa and was chosen as 
vice-chairman of Geist. 

The new Geist chairman, 
ANNE HUNT, was an elf for 



Freshman Commission, and a 
Colleague. A member of Alpha 
Gamma Delta sorority, she has 
played field hockey and served as 
secretary on Judicial Board. 



Rush Means Excitement^ Work 
To Both Sororities And Rushees 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

"1 love it! ... I hate it . . . IvOts 
of work! . . . Lots of fun! . . ." 
Those were just some of the 
comments that were heard 
around campus during Rush '77. 
There was a sense of excitement 
and expectancy in the air during 
formal rush for almost everyone 
involved, rushees and rushers 
alike. Rushing is 'the system by 
which sororities select and 
pledge new members,' according 
to the booklet given to each 
rushee. Meet the Greeks. Of 
course, rush means different 
things to different people. For 
most sorority members rush is a 
time for meeting hopeful rushees, 
dressing ridiculously for skits, 
preparing for parties, deciding 
which girls to choose and then 
wondering, "Will she choose us?" 
For most rushees rush is a time 
of meeting smiling sorority 
members, dressing just right for 
parties, preparing some item of 
conversation for all those parties, 
deciding which sorority to choose 
and then wondering, "Will they 
choose me?" Above all, rush 
makes everyone feel somewhat 
rushed! 

Each rushee had her reasons 
for going through rush. For the 
majority of rushees the desire to 
be part of sorority life was the 
motivation for going through all 
the introductions, songs, skits, 
and tours of the chapter rooms. 
Suzie Mason, a freshman rushee, 
said she went through rush 
because, "I wanted to join a 



sorority and wanted to know the 
people in the sororities." 

For many rushees rush was a 
chance of learning more about 
the mysterious Greeks, and 
seeing for themselves if they 
wantd to be labeled with A's or 
K's, T's or D's, S's or Z's. "I 
wanted to see for myself what 
they were; you just can't go 
follow what people say," said 
sophomore rushee Laurie 
Hoffman. F'lise Canty, a 
sophomore rushee, said that she 
went through rush this semester 
because "I didn't go through it 
freshman year . . . everyone said 
it was a lot of fun, and I wanted to 
see what the different sororities 
were like." 

Still, for other rushees, rush 
was an opportunity to make new 
friends. Susan White, a freshman 
rushee, said, "I wanted to meet 
new people, have fun, and have 
something to do. I like it . . ." 
Another freshman ru.shee, Anne 
Carter Stephens, commented, 
"They all seem so close together. 
I've met new people and seen 
people I've never seen before." 

Getting involved . . . those 
were the key words for sorority 
members. Rush took a great deal 
of planning, organization and 
elbow grease. "We've done a lot 
of work," said Debbie Hernandez 
(Zeta Tau Alpha). She continues 
to say that the hard work paid off 
because "it creates such a good 
spirit for meeting new people." 
Joy Webb (Alpha Phi), explained 
that the work "also helps to settle 



conflicts in the .sorority, bringing 
members clo.ser together ..." 

Some rushees feel that all the 
smiles and tour.s of c-hapter 
room.s' party small talk with 
sorority members is put on 
(Nobody could be that sweet to 
me). Mary Louise McCraw 
(Alpha Sigma Tau) does not 
agree, "Everybody's really 
enjoying themselves. 
Everybody's putting forth 
something .special, it's not a 
front." 

In answer to the question, 
"What do sororities look for in a 
rushee?" Mary lx)uise said, "We 
have a group of individuals. We 
look for something good and 
vibrant in each person." 

The Panhellenic Organization 
ties all the sororities together and 
coordinates the policies and 
activities of rush. Susan Morris 
(Sigma Sigma Sigma), was this 
year's ru.sh chairman. There 
were 88 people signed up for rush 
and Su.san was not pleased with 
the turnout, ". . . only 80-some 
people compared with 150 in past 
years, but you have to take into 
consideration that the number of 
open bids la.st semester put a dent 
in it (rush) this semester." She 
added however, "I still feel it's a 
better idea to have rush during 
second semester." She explained 
that by second semester, 
freshmen knew their grade 
average, and knew that they 
needed the minimum 2.00 GPA to 
be a sorority member. 

(Continued on Page 2) 



Page 2 



THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 1, 1977 



Dr. Frank's Sherwood Bonner 
Now Published And Available 



By SANDY WILLIAMS 

Dr. William L. Frank, 
Chairman of the English 
Philosophy Department, has 
recently had published Sherwood 
Bonner, a biographical and 
critical analysis of one of the 
South's first women novelists. 
Dr. Frank's account of Bonner 
(Catherine McDowell) includes 
background information on her 
life and career, excerpts from 
her works, and appraisal of her 
contributions in the field of 
American literature. 

While completing Ph.D. 
requirements in English at 
Northwestern University twelve 
years ago. Dr. Frank's interest in 
Bonner began in the form of his 
doctoral dissertation. He had 
primarily planned.and had begun 
his dissertation as a critical 
assessment of a Walt Whitman 
book; but Frank remarked, 
"There seemed to be no way to 
conclude it because of the 
enormous amount of material 
involved." However, one of his 
dissertation advisors had 
discovered that there was a vast 
amount of unpublished material 
on Sherwood Bonner in the 
Mississippi archives. Dr. Frank 
began from there. 

"A good bit of traveling, a good 
bit of digging, and a good bit of 



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cooperation" were all major 
factors in an accurate portrayal 
of Bonner's background. Dr. 
Frank began his work at an 
extreme disadvantage in that 
most of Bonner's short stories 
and initial publications had been 
destroyed in a fire in 1877. 
However, after some "detective 
work," Dr. Frank was able to do 
a fantastic job. He placed a minor 
article in a literary journal 
requesting assistance from any 
possible independent sources. 
Several people and libraries had 
retained some of her stories and 
manuscripts probably because of 
her close association with Henry 
Wadsworth Longfellow, her 
literary sponsor and advisor. The 
Cossitt Library in Memphis had 
several of the original travel 
articles which she had had 
printed in The Memphis 
Commercial Appeal. Through the 
cooperation of two surviving 
great-nephews, Dr. Frank 
uncovered a box of letters, notes 



from Longfellow, Christmas 
cards and a diary. A tedious job 
of deciphering was necessary to 
"decode" the diary because after 
Bonner had filled the pages 
horizontally, she turned the book 
on its side and wrote cross-wise. 
Dr. Frank's wife. Angle, helped 
him a great deal on that 
particular project. Therefore, the 
bulk of his research was 
uncovering such primary sources 
as these. Dr. Frank remarked 
that the eighteen months of 
preparation "were all really a 
matter of tracking down every 
possible lead." 

Dr. Frank added that not much 
further research was required to 
transform his dissertation into 
his book. His major change was 
to cut portions of Bonner's 
biography and to expand the 
critical analysis. For those 
interested in acquiring a copy of 
Sherwood Bonner, the Longwood 
Bookstore has a supply. (See 
Review, page 5) 



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(Continued from Page 1) 

Important people during rush 
were the Panhellenic Rush 
Counselors. They were sorority 
members chosen to help rushees 
with questions about sororities or 
rush procedures. Rush 
counselors took theii groups of 
rushees to the rush functions, but 
did not participate in any sorority 
rush function. Since the 
counselors were to be objective in 
their dealings with the rushees, 
Ihey were not to wear their 
sorority colors or to promote 
their own sorority. 

Everything during rush led up 
to the climatic WAIJ<. By that 
lime rushees had made their 
decisions on whether or not to 
join with the Greeks, and 
sororities had made their 
decisions of their new pledge 
members. In the two week period 
of rush there were 
disappointments mixed with 
laughter, and even bits of 
happiness mixed with tears. 

Rush '77, like the rush periods 
before and the ones to follow, was 
an anxious time, a happy time 
and most significantly, a time of 
making new friends. 




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Press (ioiifcrcncc 
Today 
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By IKE R. STONEBERGER 

They're not burning buildings 
anymore. Administration halls 
are free of chanting protesters. 
The sit-in is out. 

Though rioting and other forms 
of violent protests no longer 
plague the college campus, there 
are still issue-conscious students 
willing to voice their opinions. 

At Ix)ngwood College there 
exists a group of non-violent 
protesters who go beyond the 
usual conversation in the 
dormitory or the informal debate 
with their fellow students. 

What are they protesting? 
Amnesty is the topic and they are 
not carrying signs or marching. I 
asked Tom Curtin, a Freshman 
resident of S. Ruffner, what his 
reaction was to amnesty granted 
recently to Vietnam war draft 
evaders. 

"It was wrong!" Curtin 
replied. "Too many people died 
over there who went out of re- 
spect for duty," he said. 

Curtm is only one of a group of 
men who reacted in disfavor to 




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President Carter's pardon. Four 
more Freshmen from S. Ruffner, 
Charles Elinsky, Steve Hanmer, 
Rob Johnson, and Roy Wright, 
together with two men from S. 
Cunningham, Frank Palumbo 
and Rick Henshaw, wish to ex- 
press opposition to amnesty. 

And express opposition is what 
they've done. Their opinions have 
hardly gone unnoticed. From 
Pairet's, Inc., in downtown 
Farmville, some members of the 
group have purchased shirts 
which bears the slogan on the 
front, "50,000 DIED 

HONORABLY," and on the back, 
"1-21-77 CARTER SAYS PUSSYS 
COME HOME." 

Mr. Elinsky feels that amnesty 
is a mistake. I asked him why. 
"If there should be another war, 
there would be no one to fight it. 
Because of this action, anyone 
who does not want to fight is 
justified." 

"He is legally right but not 
morally right!" says Mr. 
Johnson. "Just think how many 
more job demands this will 




Freshmen (r. to 1.) Roy Wright, Tom Curtin and Richard 
Henshaw wear T-shirts in protest. Photo Nancy Cosier 



create. And the Vietnam war 
veterans have been hassled 
enough," he added. 

Mr. Wright feels that Mr. Ford 
had a better solution when he 
granted amnesty to those 
evaders who would return to the 
U. S. and work their time off 
"doing something useful." 

In memory of the 50,000 who 
died in Vietnam, they have seen 
that L.C. is observing a protest to 
the pardon, as in New 
Hampshire, by flying the U. S. 
and state flags at half mast. 
These men feel that it is a "slap 



in the face" to the more than 
28,000,000 veterans stiU living 
today. None of the seven protest- 
ors are war veterans themselves, 
however. 

"We wanted to air our personal 
protest quietly," states Mr. 
Hanmer, "since most of the 
people we've talked to have 
reacted in disfavor of the 
amnesty." 

And in a final protest to 
Carter's actions, they have 
vowed to join the college Young 
Republicans. 



Plans For F.M. Station Continue 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 1, 1977 



ByBRroCETSCHERZ 

Within the next two weeks, 
apphcation for Longwood's first 
10 watt educational FM station 
should be enroute to the Federal 
Communications Commission 
(FCC). The Board of Visitors will 
be the licensed owners of the 
student staffed operation which 
will broadcast within a five mile 
radius for approximately six to 
eight hours a day, tentatively 
slated between 2 and 4 in the 
afternoon and 6 to 12 in the 
evening. The first program will 
hopefully be aired in September. 
A student group, the Longwood 
Radio Association, along with a 
faculty advisor, will oversee the 
organization and operation of the 
station. It will be non- 
commercial and although top 40 
and "progressive" formats will 
be integrated into the program 
scheme, the primary focus must 
be on servicing the educational 
needs of those in the station's 
listening area. 

The license application will be 
filed through the Virginia Public 
Tele-communication Com- 
mission which encouraged 
Longwood to proceed carefully in 
planning their approach to the 
station. Once the VPTC approves 
the station, its lawyer in 
Washington, D.C. will submit the 
application to the FCC. The 
VPTC suggested that Longwood 
consider the educational services 
a larger station might provide in 
the future. The possibility of in 
time becoming part of the 
Public Broadcasting System 
(PBS) was also discussed. The 
advantages of PBS membership 
include access to PBS program 
material and use of their new 
service. 

The station has many more 
outlays than the obvious 
expenses of equipment and 
electricity. Since the control 



room on the third floor of Jarman 
is already equipped, the largest 
cost will be the purchase and 
installation of a tower and 
transmitter, estimated at $3,000. 
Additional future costs may 
include payment of royalties for 
records played (usually at a 
reduced rate for an educational 
station), subscription to a record 
service to supply the record, fees 
to a news source (either a wire 
service or a newspaper tie-line) 
and costs to maintain remote 
lines to various locations on 
campus so that the station can 
broadcast college events live. 

Financial support of the radio 
at this time comes from private 
funds. Departmental allowances 
will cover operation and 
equipment expenses though it is 
possible student activity money 
might fund specific extra- 
curricular "recreational" 
broadcasts. 

The members and officers of 
the LRA, George Bennett (station 
manager and president), Larry 
Follwell (vice-president, 
corresponding secretary Susie 
Transue, recording secretary 
Thomasine Harris and public 
relations representative Penny 
Robinson, are seeking formal 
recognition by the college. The 
LRA'S monthly meetings are 
posted in the daily bulletin and all 
interested students are invited to 
attend. The station's faculty 
advisor. Dr. Patton Lockwood, 
has estimated that a minimum of 
20, and as many as 40-50 students 
will be needed to run the station. 
This would allow the work to be 
parceled out and enjoyed by all 
who participate. Although a third 
class broadcasting license is 
needed to operate the board 
under federal law, this license is 
not difficult to obtain. Most 
people should be able to master 
the necessary fundamentals of 




Photo Lori Felland 



Jazz^ Blues^ Rock And Roll 
In Porrazzo Concert 



ByPAMKELLETT 

The Johnny Porrazzo- 
Thunderbay concert (Feb. 27) 
was a great success— for those 
who showed up. We gave them a 
small, but grateful audience. 

Thunderbay was an amiable 
four-member band from Mary 
Baldwin College. They played 
almost an hour of familiar music 
as well as several talented pieces 
of their own. 

The Johnny Porrazzo Band 



really came on strong with good 
jazz, blues, and rock and roll. 
They played hard and carried the 
audience off with their rock 
star— charisma. All five 
musicians, with Johnny doing 
vocals and piano, gained many 
admirers that night. 

For the many who missed the 
concert, you missed something 
good. For those who went (and 
undoubtedly enjoyed it), don't 
smoke too many roses! 



the FCC in about a week. Board 
operation is the only function 
which requires a specialized 
knowledge of communications. 
The radio station does need 
"specialists" in other areas 
though, in order to make it work. 
Technical people, sports 
announcers, program co- 
ordinators, students to work in 
public affairs, script typing and 
secretarial personnel, writers 
and production people, 
announders, music com- 
mentators, public relations 
agents and students to work on 
programs of specialized interests 
are needed to make these waves 
have meaning to you. The radio 
station should help to unify the 
campus by creating a common 
outlet for expression, and a 
platform where students can take 
advantage of their individual 
abilities to educate and entertain 
each other. 



Black Culture Week 
Feb. 6-12 

By DEBBIE MOUL 

Are you interested in what your 
fellow students are doing? Do you 
need a break from studying and 
can't decide what to do? 

Your solution. Black Culture 
Week, February 6-12, is now 
underway. The theme for this 
year's program is "People in all 
Directions Come Follow Us . . . 
On Our Ebony Odyssey." The 
Afro-American Student Alliance 
has been working diligently since 
Oktoberfest to put together 
something that would appeal to 
the entire student body. 

Valerie Davis, President of the 
Afro-American Student Alliance, 
urges the student body to come. 
They need your support. Valerie 
says that if the students come, 
"We promise they won't go away 
disappointed." 

Entertaining events have been 
scheduled for this week. They are 
as follows: 

Sunday, Feb. 6: A show of 
Gospel Music. Three groups are 
to perform. Wygal Music 
Building at 7:30 p.m. 

Monday, Feb. 7: A one-act 
play, "Corners," will be 
presented in the Studio Theatre; 
written by Jacqui Singleton and 
performed by members of the 
Afro-American Student Alliance 
at 7:30. 

Tuesday, Feb. 8: A fashion 
show will be held in the Gold 
Room at 7:30. The theme for the 
show is "Fashion Flair." 

Wednesday, Feb. 9: Another 
play by Jacqui Singleton, "The 
Game," will be presented in the 
Studio Theatre at 7:30. 

Thursday, Feb. 10: A Variety 
Show, "To Be Young, Gifted and 
Black," will be held in Wygal at 
7:30. 

Saturday, Feb. 12: There will 
be a dance in the Gold Room from 
8-12. The band is "Standing Room 
Oily." Tickets can be purchased 
from a club member or at the 
door: $3.00 a couple or $2.00 per 
person. The band has played at 
the Coliseum with "Rare Earth." 
It is a ten-piece band from 
Richmond. 

Contrary to popular belief, 
Black Culture Week is not closed 
to blacks only. Valerie asks 
everyone to come and have a 
good time. The Afro-American 
Student Alliance meetings are 
open to anyone and Valerie 
invites anybody to attend the 
meetings on Thursday evening at 
7:30. 




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IN TtlE SN.1CK BAR! ! ! 



Off, Off Broadway Plays 
Presented By L.C. Players 



By 
GLENN LEFTWICH 

February 23-26, the Longwood 
Players will present four 
OffBroadway plays from the late 
sixties, with the theme of "Ix)ve 
and Destruction." The plays 
include. It's Called a Sugar Plum, 
by Israel Horovits; Birdbath, 
by Leonard Melfi; The Un- 
expergated Memoirs of 
Bernard Margrudeiler, by Jules 
Fieffer; and Motel, by Jean- 
Claude Van Itallie. 

Even while the underlying 
theme is "Love and 
Destruction," several other 
topical and social issues are delt 
with and examined within these 
plays. Whereas these 
aforementioned issues may not 
be new to the audience, the 
presentation nnay very well be. 
These plays, directed by Douglas 
M. Young, should prove to be 
both enlightening and 
entertaining to the inexperienced 
as well as the avid theatre-goer. 

Cast in It's Called A Sugar 
Plum are Buddy Bourne as 
Wallace Zuckerman, and Linda 
Kulp as Joanna Dibble. 

In Birdbath, Karla Myers plays 
Velma Sparrow, and Glenn 
Leftwich plays Frankie Basta. 

The Unexpurgated Memoirs of 
Bernard Margrudeiler stars Alan 
Boone as Bernard, and Reeny 
Manley as Naomi. 

The cast of Motel includes 
Jacqui Singleton as the Motel 




Keeper, Jennifer Deane as the 
Woman, and Glenn Leftwich as 
the Man. 

The assistant director for the 
shows is Barb Espey, and Vicky 
Mann is the stage manager. 

The set, designed by Ben 
Emerson, employs the use of a 
thrust stage in which the 
audience sits on the stage itself, 
surrounding the action on three 
sides. It should therefore be 
obvious that a limited number of 
seats are available so plan to 
come early. It should also be 
noted that due to the explicitness 
of the language in .some of the 
plays, this presentation is 
recommended for mature 
audiences only. 

Glenn Leftwich In 
Keysville This Week 

By 
JACQUI SINGLETON 

Glenn leftwich, a well known 
and very well accepted addition 
to the Longwood stage, is 
extending his talents to Keysville 
with the Daniel Players' 
production of Death of a 
Salesman. 

Glenn, who most recently 
appeared in the Glass Menagerie, 
finds the two plays to have many 
similarities. Biff Lowman who 
Glenn portrays in this show, like 
Tom Wingfield, seeks to find 
himself in a world of 
disappointment and illusion. 
"Biff is in a situation where he 
can overcome his anxiety," 
conunents Glenn, "but he keeps 
returning home, where it all 
started." 

The dates of the Daniel Players 
production are February 3,4,5 at 
Southside Conununity College, 
Keysville. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 1, J 977 



FROM THE EDITOR . . 



Notes From The Underground 



^N 



Well, it's a new year and a new semester. It's that 
traditional time to make new beginnings, resolutions. 
New beginnings and resolutions, however, are 
noteworthy only if they prove beneficial in one way or 
another. 

As the Rotunda faces a new semester there will be 
a few changes and a few new beginnings. The primary 
change, that of the editorship, has already occurred, 
hopefully very subtly. The change in editors however, 
does not mean that drastic changes will fast and 
furiously follow. As incoming editor, it is neither my 
position nor my desire to discredit the outgoing editor 
or her work. It is rather my position to uphold, and 
improve where possible, the quality and standard of 
the publication. 

As has previously been standard, the Rotunda will 
continue to publish material in an unbiased, non- 
slanderous manner. Any opinions expressed within the 
publication will be those of the editorial and writing 
staff, and may not necessarily reflect those opinions of 
the student body or administration. To ensure 
productive and effective communication, the Rotunda 
welcomes letters from the student body. Letters must 
be typed, signed and submitted to the editor by the 
Friday before the publication date. All letters may be 
subject to editing. 

As editor, it is my primary objective to present 
newsworthy material in such a manner as to increase 
readership. In the staff box located on the editorial 
page, the name of the editor is placed above the other 
numerous names of staff workers. The greatest 
aspirations of an editor cannot materialize without 
those numerous staff workers, many unmaned. Any 
change which I hope to instill cannot be effective 
without their aid. Wiio comprises that group of staff 
workers? You. And the Rotunda needs you. Any person 
interested in working with any aspect of the paper, 
please feel free to contact me. 

To produce a responsive publication, I need to know 
what the student body needs and would like to see in 
their paper. If you work with me, the Rotunda can 
work for you. 

Pardon Me, Please 



By IKE STONEBERGER 

'You have given me a 
great responsibility— to 
stay close to you, to be 
worthy of you, and to 
exemplify what you are. 
U't us create together a 
new national spirit of unity 
and trust. Your strength 
can compensate for my 
weakness; and your 
wisdom can help to 
minimize my mistakes." 

Pres. Jimmy Carter 
Inaugural Address 1-29-77 

Since the President's 
announcement on Friday, 
January 21, granting a full, 
complete and unconditional 
pardon to all Vietnam draft 
evaders who were not involved in 
any acts of force or violence, 
there have been many sounds of 
vocalized distress. 

Those not included in the 
pardon, deserters, are receiving 
support from Carter critics who 
claim that the pardon fell too 
short, a direct opposition to those 
who criticize him for going too 
far. 

The arguing can go on. There 
are many who sympathize with 
the American Legion, the 
Veterans of Foreign Wars, 



seemingly conservative 
Republicans, and the National 
l^eague of Families of American 
Prisoners and Missing the 
Southeast Asia in their protest of 
Carter's priorities. 

The word priority is used in 
order to protest Carter's 
immediate attention to these law- 
breakers. An emotional reaction 
to the Vietnam "war" and the 
results of U.S. involvement in 
Southeast Asia have created a 
conflict, it seems, among 
Americans, a conflict which has 
already spoiled Carter's plea for 
unity, and unity is but one of 
Carter's favorite words. 

Amnesty (another one of those 
words), in the Greek, means "not 
to remember". Ironically, those 
least remembered are the dutiful 
U.S. citizens whose tragic 
ends are still unknown. Carter's 
first commitment, then, should 
have been to those POW's and 
MIA'S who have not been given 
any other options or "pardons". 

Pardon the political criminal, 
pardon the war, pardon the 
misfortunate draft evaders, Mr. 
Carter, but when you said that 
'our government must at the 
same time be both competent and 
compassionate", pardon those of 
us who question your com- 
passion. 



Just before semester break, an 
underground paper appeared on 
campus. The single 

mimeographed page seems to 
have been a very limited edition, 
since few copies are now to be 
found, and no second issue has 
followed. Nevertheless, the event 
is significant. 

For one thing, the flowering 
(and fading) of such a publication 
is in the best tradition of 
journalism in a free society: the 
spontaneous birth of a people's 
paper in response to a felt need 
not being met by an established 
instrument; in this case, the 
ROTUNDA. Us. 

On the other hand, the fact that 
the new paper's producers 
declined to put their names to 
their work is in a somewhat less 
noble tradition; and the fact that 
they wrote only on issues that 
have been well-covered by the 
Rotunda suggests a reason why 
the paper may not have 
reappeared. 

Still, it was basically a healthy 



sign of student commitment and 
concern— attitudes the Rotunda 
shares and, indeed, seeks to 
embody. So our message to the 
underground is simple: by all 
means, write for us! 

We have the same message for 
the whole Longwood Com- 
munity. We have a new 
editor, a substantially new staff, 
and a number of new ideas we 
hope to test in weeks to come. At 
the same time, we're conscious of 
our debt to the conscientious 
work done by the departing editor 
and her staff— aware that we 
build on a tradition of responsible 
and inventive student 
journalism. 

So it's an ideal time for all of 
you to renew your own 
involvement with the Rotunda, to 
occasionally write for what we 
hope you read. It makes more 
sense than hijacking a 
mimeograph machine. And yet— 
if we should fall down on the job, 
we hope a secret sheet will 
mysteriously appear to tell us so. 



Silk-Screen 
Sexism 



Last week, several male students 
were actively proetesting President 
Carters amnesty decision by wearing 
some rattier striking T stiirfs around 
campus (Ttieir goals and garments 
are covered elsewhere in today's 
paper ) While we welcome signs of 
political awareness on ttiis quiescent 
campus, and actively support ttie rigtit 
of citizens to speak out as ttiey please on 
public issues, we couldn't tielp being a 
bit taken aback by ttie T stiirts' choice of 
language. 



Seeking to heap maximum scoren on 
the excused draft resisters, the wearers 
of the shirts chose a term meant to 
suggest that the worst way to insult a 
man is to equate him to a woman and 
via a reductive vulgarism at that. It 
seems strange that the protesters, 
showing such awareness of one social 
issue, should simultaneously show such 
blindness to another that of sexism 
particularly at a time when their 
predominantly female community is 
mak inq an effort to welcome the men, as 
equals 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Dear Editor, 

After reading the negative 
comments in the last issue 
pertaining to the article on 
Homosexuality, I, as a 
homosexual, would like to take 
the opposite view and express my 
sincere appreciation to you and 
your staff for the article. I think it 
offered a lot of insight on tfiis 
controversial topic and was 
totally open-minded. I thank you. 

The comments made by the 
replying persons uncovered their 
ignorance on the subject of 
homosexuality not referred to as 
the law but as a real part of this 
world, state, and school. At 
Longwood and almost every 
other institution of higher 
learning there are a great 
number of homosexuals. The 
comment was made by one 
person that there are only 40 gays 
at the University of Virginia. This 
is obviously a figure referring to 
the overt homosexuals that live 
their life openly. What about the 
others that haven't chosen to 
share their lifestyles with others? 
This question is probably what 
led to the girl's comment that 
stated the presence of 40 per cent 
to 50 per cent homosexuals on 
Longwood's campus. Not 



everyone chooses to be open with 
their thoughts. 

Before I go any further into my 
comments, "I'd like to make 
myself perfectly clear" on 
something that was not brought 
up in the special feature on 
homosexuality. Homosexuals are 
not out to get anyone so the 
people who have fears need not 
worry. We won't attack you, I 
promise. There is no reason to 
distrust or fear homosexuals 
anymore than one would distrust 
or fear a straight person. Please, 
if you don't believe anything else, 
beheve this. We don't want you to 
join us anymore than you do. 

I was thoroughly disgusted 
with the comment that the small 
percentage of homosexuals "does 
not warrant a change of the laws 
and customs of this state or 
nation." Do we have to have a 
majority to be recognized as 
legal? If so, why are there states 
that have legalized 

homosexuality? Are we a 
majority in those states? This 
statement seems to be a 
contradiction to many other 
governmental rulings and 
shouldn't be considered a valid 
statement but merely an opinion. 
I express my sorrow to Mr. 



Watkins for his lack of true 
knowledge and feelings. 

In reference to the comment 
that stated "doesn't the straight 
female have rights too?": to me 
this seems to be the crux of the 
whole problem. Straight females 
possess all of the rights and we 
have none. The article was not 
written to hear the comments 
from people uneducated on the 
topic of homosexuality but to give 
the students realistic comments 
from the viewpoints of 
experienced persons. Maybe to 
promote equality the Rotunda 
will run an article on 
heterosexuality in the future. 
Speaking of the "equal time" I'd 
like to close my opinions with a 
comment on this letter to the 
editor. I found the complaint on 
discrimination of open house 
hours for heterosexuals very 
amusing but true. Try 
confronting residence board with 
the topic. I'm not saying you'll 
get anywhere but it's worth a try. 

Again, in my opinion the main 
purpose of this special feature 
wasn't to inflict a fear into 
students and others but to inform 
them of the reality of 
homosexuality and help those 
(Continued on Page 5) 



THE ROTUNDA 
ESTABLISHED 1920 

EDITOR Margaret Hammersley 

BUSINESS MANAGER Amy Blanks 

COPYEDITOR DaveGates 

HEADLINES Anne Carter Stephens 

Dave Gates 
ADVERTISING AnneRanson 

Sandy Haga 

CIRCULATION Anne Carter Stephens 

PHOTOGRAPHY Editor, Nancy Cosier 

Lori Felland 

STAFF WRITERS Bridget Scherz, Debbie Moul, 

Pam Kellett, Ike Stoneberger, Dave Gates, Debbie Northern, Dianne Harwood, Linda Cicoira. 
Anne Carter Stephens, Mary Ix)uise Parris, Jacqui Singleton, Glenn Leftwich, Usa Turner 
Sandy Williams, Debbie Webb, Tom De Witt, Dan Corrie. 

Published weekly during the college year with the exception of holidays and examination periods 
by the students of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Printed by the Farmville Herald. 

Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and its columnists, and do not 
necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration. 

I^etters to the editor are welcome. They must be typed, signed and submitted to the editor by the 
Friday preceding publication date. All letters are subject to editing. 






LETTERS 



Pages 



who want to understand the 
reasons for our choices in a 
different lifestyle. The key to 
understanding is an open mind. 

Thank you, 
A distressed gay student 



Letter to the Editor, 

Let me he one of the many to 
welcome you all back to school. I 
would like to let you know the new 
officers of the Student Union 
(better known as S-UN) are 
excited to be working for the 
Student body in organizing 
programs for your social, 
cultural, recreational, and 



(Continued from Page 4) 

intellectual pleasure and 
enjoyment. Any suggestions you 
might have please let us know, 
we are open to new ideas for this 
year and next year. Feel free to 
drop us a note or come to a S-UN 
meeting anytime. The Student 
Union is your program 
organization — Be An Active 
Member. Your officers are: Ann 
Johnson, secretary; Robin Stark, 
treasurer; Becky Tuck, vice- 
chairman; Debbie McCullough, 
chairman. 

Send suggestions to Box 582 
Debbie McCullough or come by 
Frazer 1036. 

Deborah. McCullough 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 1, 1977 



Shadow Catcher 



THE 1975 - 76 YEARBOOK IS NOW BEING 
PUBLISHED AND WILL ARRIVE IN MARCH. 



South's Sherwood Bonner 
Is Revived By Dr. Frank 



By SANDY WILLIAMS 

Meet Sherwood Bonner: "One 
of the South's first women 
novelists and local color writer of 
some achievement... who by the 
time of her death in 1883, at the 
age of thirty-four, had published 
one novel, a serial novelette, and 
a sufficient number of short 
stories in such periodicals as 
Lippincott's and Harper's 
Monthly to justify a two-volume 
collection." This relatively 
unknown literary figure has 
recently been revived through 
Dr. William L. Frank's critical 
study, Sherwood Bonner 

Frank's book, while quite 
"readable," is primarily an 
informative work containing 
facts and interpretations. 
Therefore, the exposition's 
probable audience would be those 
with intellectual interests or 
those acquiring reference 
material. 

The organization which Dr. 
Frank utilized is a logical one in 
that the first portion deals with 
Bonner's background and 
environment, the middle section 
includes a discussion of her 
fictional works, and the 
concluding chapter 
acknowledges appraisals from 
various critics. 

To give a full account of 
Bonner's life was an impossible 
task because the author had to 
rely mainly upon her diary, 
which covered only the year she 
was twenty, and her 
autobiographical works. 
However, Frank successfully 
revealed how her cultural and 
recreational environment 
molded her personality which, in 
turn, molded her writing 
abilities. Dr. Frank intentionally 
elaborated on Bonner's Negro 
nurse, "Gran'mammy" who was 
undoubtedly the strongest single 
influence on her writing. 
"Gran'mammy" was not only 
responsible for the origin of 
several stories, but was also 
usually the central figure or 
narrator in the Negro dialect 
tales. Another most interesting 
fact that Dr. Frank brings out is 
that "although Joel Chandler 
Harris is credited with using the 
first Negro dialect for its 
humorous effect, Bonner was 
writing dialect stories for 
Lippincott's Magazine at least 
four years before Harris' first 



Uncle Remus story appeared in 
the Constitution." Through the 
biographical background, Frank 
also demonstrates how the Civil 
War was a determinant in her 
lending a degree of realism to her 
otherwise humorous works. 

In chapters three, four, and 
five, the discussion of fictional 
works includes the Dialect Tales, 
Suwanee River Tales, and the 
uncollected tales. Quick plot 
summaries, inherent qualities, 
and brilliant illustrations are all 
included in the discourse. One of 
the most comical illustrations is 
from "Aunt Anniky's Teeth": 

I has gummed it fur a good 
many ye'rs,' said Aunt 
Anniky,...'I owns ter havin' five 
natural teef...but dey shirks 
battle. One ob dem's got a little 
somethin' in it as lively as a 
speared worm...anudder is in my 
top jaw, an' ain't got no match fur 
it in de bottom one; an'one is 
broke off nearly to de root; an' de 
las' two is so yaller dat I's 
ashamed to show 'em in 
company, an' so I lif's my turkey 
tail ter my mouf every time I 
laughs or speaks.' 

In the final chapter. Dr. Frank 
assesses the worth of Bonner's 
material through recent 
estimations as well as through 
her contemporary reviews. By 
the author's comparing proposals 
and criticisms, a successful and 
convincing consummation 
results. 

I felt that Dr. Frank produced a 
very thorough and interesting 
study, However, to me, the 
greatest single effect of the book 
is that Dr. Frank successfully 
achieved his goal of portraying 
Sherwood Bonner as "a minor 
but noteworthy transitional 
writer between the schools of 
Local Color and Realism." 



Important And Neglected American 
Recognized In Documentary Film 



ByDANCORRIE 

"I try to bring art and science 
together;" Donald Sutherland 
reads the words of Edward Curtis 
for the sound track of Teri 
McLuhan's The Shadow Catcher. 
A visual counterpoint begins of 
sharp clear color desert scapes 
reacting with old, sometimes 
unfocused, black and white glass 
plate photos. The soundtrack is a 
blending of Donald Sutherland's 
reading from Edward Curtis' 
journals and Indian drum beats 
and chants. 

Curtis, who died in 1930, was a 
much important, much unnoticed 
photographer and anthropologist. 
His life-long and utterly 
consuming ambition was to 
record in minute detail the 
vanishing life-style of the 
American Indian. To accomplish 
this he mortgaged his home and 
possessions for money. He 
described himself as working 
from the time he arose in the 
morning until he went to sleep at 
night, seven days a week, thirty- 
one days out of most months. He 
wrote, "We sleep when we can no 
longer work." He unremitting 
urgency finally led to the break 
up of his marriage. It also 
led to a beautifully bound 
encyclopedia of the American 
Indian. Curtis was an old man 
when the twentieth volume was 
completed and he had feared that 
he would not live long enough to 
complete the work he had 
furiously attacked for a life- 
time. Soon after completing the 
last volume he died a pauper. 
About two hundred expensive 
leather and gilt sets of the 
encyclopedias were printed and 
immediately flown to rare book 
rooms of renowned libraries 



where they were forgotten. 

Teri McLuhan, a young and 
attractive woman, quit college at 
the age of seventeen. She then 
joined the Canadian equivalent of 
the Peace Corps where she came 
in contact with many Indian 
tribes. Later at a university she 
stumbled across the curtis 
encyclopedia. 

To make the fihn Ms. McLuhan 
and Robert Fiore, her 
cinematographer, followed 
Curtis' footsteps throughout the 
United States recreating his 
travels. One of the sharpest 
fascinations of the film was the 
juxtaposition of old Curtis prints 
with modem shots of the same 
places. The only difference 
between the two was the 
technical qualities of th3 
photographic equipment. The 
desert places seemed exactly as 
they were when Edward Curtis 
preserved them. 

The film includes several 
interviews, Curtis' daughters, 
now elderly women, some of 
Curtis' helpers and associates, 
and several elderly Indians 
volunteered insight into the 
character of Curtis. 

At one point in his life Curtis 
tried his hand at filming with The 
Land of the Headhunters. The 
film was anything but a 
conunercial success and could 
perhaps at best be called a 
pseudo-documentary. Many cuts 
from this old film were edited 
into The Shadow Catcher along 
with modem shots of the same 
places. At times the fairly long 
excerpts grew tedious, yet were 
enhghtening. Included in the old 
excerpts was a film of an actual 
Indian snakedance of which 
Curtis himself was a participant. 



Creativity And Variety 
Accent Art Exhibit 




By PAM KELLETT 

In keeping with Longwood's 
fine program of art exhibits, the 
new semester has started out 
with a real eye opener by the 
husband and wife team of Nancy 
and Jack Witt. This latest show 
which is on diaplay now in the 
Bedford Gallery (January 20— 
February 16) is a real visual 
pleasure. 

The show is dominated by 
Nancy Witt's large, 

characteristically smooth oil 
paintings, done with 
photographic clarity and detail. 
Sea Scape and unusual still-lifes 
have a mysterious dali-like 
quality which is most attractive; 
an ocean outside a window 
trickles into a jar within, 
breaking waves eerily repeat 
themselves on an unfinished 
puzzle, a sandy beach turns to 
wood and a photograph extends 
it's boundaries into the abstract. 
Natural colors are used with 
paint-by-number clarity; a 
technique which adds to the 
realism used in the bizarre 
subject matter. Her abstractions 
represent the familiar, yet they 
contain vast mystery. 

Another attribute noticed in her 
portraits is the use of inserts and 
projections on the canvases. 
These 3-dimensional aspects lend 
themselves effectively to the 
level of surrealism on which her 



paintings are based. They almost 
seem to present the thoughts of 
the subjects. 

Jack Witt's contribution to the 
exhibit deals most in small scale 
bronzes and pental drawings. 

The sculpture with the 
exception of two beautifully 
sensitive life size busts, projects 
familiar feelings and conunon 
situations. They executed in a 
light, modest, soon-to-be-classic 
style frequently used by sculptors 
today. These pieces represent the 
kind of art that people are buying 
from artsie-craftsie boutiques to 
decorate their family rooms. It's 
fun to look at, but can be easily 
dominated by more dynamic 
works. 

The pentel renderings show an 
exquisite use of color and are 
characterized by a delicate 
Japanese style of perfection. 
They are very bright images of 
nature glowing with the beauty 
of simplicity. 

It is obvious that the two artists 
create in different spheres and 
that their work creates a sharp 
contrast when displayed in the 
same room. One cannot help but 
be dominant over the other, but 
the individual viewer is the judge 
of which. There are things in this 
show to suit a wide variety of 
tastes; it's versatile ar- 
rangement should be enjoyed by 
everyone. 



When Ms. McLuhan was asked 
how she came to find the old 
Curtis films she answered, "I 
happened to find them in a 
garage in California." She 
restored and copied the old 
disintegrating nitrate films. 

The visuals of The Shadow 
Catcher are much heightened by 
the sensitive readings from 
Curtis' diary which spanned from 
his lowpoints, when he wa.s loo 
physically exhausted to leave the 
bed for weeks at a time, to his 
high points, such as his procuring 
the financial aid from .).I\ 
Morgan and his praise from 
Theodore Roosevelt; and 
included his contemplations in 
between. Roosevelt wrote to him, 
"No one is doing more important 
work than you are., preserving 
for history that which in a decade 
will have vanished." 

The Shadow Catcher is an 
efficiently made documentary. 
Time is not wa.sted in presenting 
the material. P"nough time i.s 
allowed to give the viewer a feel 
for the man and for his work, as 
well as for the country and people 
with whom he worked. 
Photography and soundtrack are 
both uncluttered, unobtrusive 
and serve to achieve the sought 
for effects. 

The Shadow Cateher was 
released in 1975, premiering at 
the Whitney Museum of 
American Art. It has been shown 
on public television and in 
England, FVance, Italy, 
Germany, Russia, Holland, 
Sweden, and Switzerland. This 
film and Ms. McLuhan's books 
serve the important purpose of 
recognizing and making known a 
very important and very 
neglected American. 




Page 6 THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 1, 1977 



SPORTS 



Radford Highlanders Crush 
L.C. Men's Team, 130-59 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

Tuesday, Jan. 25, the 
liOnj^wood men's basketball team 
look on the Radford Highlanders. 
Radford was taller and more 
experienced, but Longwood 
certainly put up a strong 
fight I L.C. does have 5 players 
who are 6 feet or over, the tallest 
being Wade Geoghegan at 6 ft. 5 
in. ) Even though the score was 
130-59, the lA)ngwood team never 
gave up. They showed good 
hustle by getting 12 steals during 
the game compared to Radford's 
7 steals. 

The L.C. men made some good 
moves to the hoop, but couldn't 
sink the ball. Compared to 
Radford's 57 per cent shooting 
from the floor, Ix)ngwood made 
only 32 per cent of their shots. 
They were also out-rebounded 39 
to 16. Our high scorers were 
Jimmy Yarbrough with 21 points, 
Benny Shaw and Brian Welbaum, 
each with 10 points. 

There was plenty of 
enthusiasm from the on-lookers 
who cheered their team's 
persistance during the rough 
game against Radford, the best 
team the L.C. men have played 
against yet. 

During half time, the 
gymnastics team showed their 
agility and skill by tumbling and 
.somersaulting. The fans enjoyed 
their performance very much. 
The men's basketball coach. Dr. 
Allen McNamee said that he 
would like to have more half tune 
entertainment at all the games in 
order to give the college's 
different groups a chance to show 
their talents to the student body. 

Another treat for the crowd at 



the game was a group of 
musicians playing assorted 
instruments. Included in the band 
were; Tom DeWitt, playing the 
Jew's Harp, Norman Harriss, on 
the banjo, Henry Bear, blowing 
on the jug, Walter Hughes, 
tapping the spoons, and Tommy 
Pultz, on the harmonica. Also 
George Bennett was playing the 
morratica. (This group just got 
together the night before the 
game and came to amuse the 
fans and practice a little. They 
hope to have a concert sometime 
and plan to add a guitarist, 
Charlie Mason.) 

The Men's Basketball team 
(with a record of 0-5,) has 
previously played five games 
against colleges Averett, Mary 
Washington, Richard Bland, and 
Ferrum. 

The team is composed chiefly 
of Freshmen and Sophomores. 
There are only two juniors, 
James Braxton and Wade 
Geoghegan. After semester 
break four more members were 
acquired who have really helped 
the team. Wade Geghegan, Greg 
Gilliam, Jinuny Yarbrough are 
transfer students and James 
Braxton was previously enrolled. 

Coach McNamee cited several 
reasons for not having won any 
games yet. First, the team is just 
getting started and does not have 
tne experience of established 
teams. He also said that his team 
needs to do a better job of 
shooting. So far their field goal 
total percentage is around 30 per 
cent, which isn't very good. 
Another problem his team has is 
in defense. They need to keep the 
other teams from scoring on 
them as much as they have 



been. 

McNamee feels that his tean 
has the potential to improve anc 
win against Mary Washingtor 
and Averett in the upcoming 
games. He feels his team's field 
goal average can increase up to 
45 per cents. Already the team 
makes around 68 per cent of their 
free throws. 

Next year the basketball team 
will definitely be better; this 
year's players will be more 
experienced. Also many men who 
have applied to Longwood for 
admittance next year have ex- 
pressed interest in playing on 
the team. There is the prospect of 
Longwood joining the NCAA 
Division 3 and also the coach is 
looking into local conferences 
and national affiliation. If 
Longwood joins the NCAA, as 
many small colleges in Virginia 
have done, there would be no 
special scholarships for 
atheletes. Instead they would be 
eligible for aid due to need as any 
other student. At present, the 
players are on the team through 
interest alone, without any 
special aid for playing 
basketball. 

Coach McNamee said that his 
team should not be evaluated 
solely on their win-lose record. As 
the old cliche goes, "It doesn't 
matter if you win or lose, but how 
you play the game". Our guys 
certainly put a lot of effort and 
work into their games. There are 
7 more matches left to be played 
before the tournament. Mc- 
Namee stated that the fans 
really help the team so please 
come out and encourage our guys 
at their home games! Their next 
one is Feb. 2. 




Photo Nancy Cosier 
Men's offense try for 2. 

Swimmers Concerned Over 
Swim Team Cancellation 



Previews 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

Longwood College's swim 
team, which was designed as a 
special interest group and has 
been practicing five days a week 
for about a month, has been 
disbanded. Student coach Ellie 
Filmore said that the cancelation 
was due to "a lack of 
commitment" on the part of the 
members. She also said that the 
Department of Health, Physical 
Education and Recreation went 
out of their way to help her 
organize the swim team, but they 
had decided that to have a team 
this year, there would have to be 
enough members so that one 
person would not have to be in 4 
or 5 events. HPER also set up 
times when the team could use 
the pool and helped to seek a 
sponsor, John Emmert, the 
Episcopal Campus minister. 

One of the male team 
members, though, felt 
differently. He believed that the 
school should have done more to 
push for the team and should 
have recruit people with 
swimming experience. He said 
that a capable coach and veteran 
swimmers were necessary to 
develop a good team. 

According to one woman team 



member, the team's roster fell 
from 20 members to only about 
eight or nine. She expressed the 
feeling that there was a lack of 
interest within the student body 
and that people just did not have 
the time to devote to the team. 

When this year's team was 
disbanded, the scheduled meets, 
most of which were to have been 
at home, had to be canceled. 

Last year's swhn team, under 
the direction of Mrs. Carolyn 
Price, was ranked second in the 
state in the small college 
division. At the start of their 
season, they had 20 swimmers 
but by the end of the season the 
total dropped to only twelve. The 
1975-76 team swam in eight 
meets. Coach Price stated that 
there would not have been any 
team last year, if, in the 
beginning there had only been 
twelve interested participants 
because 15 members on the team 
is the minimum required in order 
to score points in the meets. 

Ellie Filmore and both team 
members expressed the hope of 
having a strong co-ed swimming 
team next year, since this year's 
team contained only four or five 
guys and not enough overall 
members. 



Hy Margaret Hammersley 

You'd never know it, but the 
spring .seme.stcr is here. And with 
\\\v .spring semester comes 
leniu.s. lacrosse, and if all goes 
well, wrestling. 

Mrs. Harriss. coaching tennis, 
tells us that team hopefuls are 
working out now, testing their 
times. Any student interested in 
the spring team is asked to 
contact Coach Harriss. 

The names of all students 
trying out will be listed in a 
ladder arrangement, with the 
names of the fall team members 
heading the ladder. Official 
tryouts and eliminations will 
occur within the first two weeks 
of February. Six team members 
will be selected; they must play 
both singles and doubles. 

Coach Harriss has confirmed 
the following schedule: 
March 

24 HoUins A 2:00 

25 Christopher Newport H 3:00 
28 VCU A 3:00 
30 Southern Seminary H 3:00 
April 

5 Averett H 3:30 

7 Roanoke A 2:30 

11 Lynchburg A 3:30 

14-7 State Tournament — 

Charlottesville 



20 R-M (Ashland) H 3:00 

22 Bridgewater A 3:00 

February 14 is the date Coach 
Huffman has named for the 
beginning of lacrosse practice 
and tryouts. 

Two teams will be chosen 
consisting of fourteen members 
each. Coach Huffman has 
released the following schedule: 

March 

26 W&M H 10:00 

29 Mary Washmgton H 3:30 

April 
5 R-MWC A 3:30 

April 

9 Bridgewater A 1:30 

13 Westhampton H 3:30 

14 Sweet Briar A 4:00 

16 Shenandoah Club H 1:30 

17 Piedmont Club H 2:00 
19 Lynchburg A 2:00 



Hodges has told us that the 
petition for a wrestling team, 
which would be of interest group 
status, will be presented before 
the lAA on February 9. 

So there it is, a preview of the 
spring sports — should be 
exciting! 



22-23 

May 

21-22 



VWLA Tournament 
Sweet Briar 



Southern District 
Tournament 
28-30 National Tournament 

As of now there are no definite 
plans for a men's wrestling team, 
yet interested persons are 
working to make it happen. Miss 






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you. 




IM CroM. Tht Coo4 Ntighkor. 



MEN'S BASKETBALL — FEB. 



2 




Mary Washington 


H 


8 




Ferrum (JV) 


A 


17 




Radford 


A 


22 




S. S. Community 


H 


24 - 


26 


Bluefield Tournament 


A 



7:30 
7:30 
8:00 
7:30 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 1, 197/ 



SPORT FOLLIES 



By DUNNE HARWOOD 

FOLLY I: Catching Up 

Sit back and relax; prop your 
feet up. Sip on a Schlitz if you 
want to. We have a lot of catching 
up to do. Junior Varsity 
basketball will start us off. 

It's very difficult to report on a 
game not seen. I have got that 
problem. It is also difficult to 
remember pre-Christmas games, 
but c'est la vie. The JV took to the 
floor December 11 and squared 
off against Bridgewater College. 
Forty fair minutes later the 
Longwood ladies emerged a 63-36 
victor. My spies say the game 
was "OK" so I guess you can 
formulate your own action- 
packed thoughts. Freshman 
Darlene Douglas led the scoring 
column with thirteen points. With 
that win, the JV's headed home 
for Mom's cooking, Christmas 
spirit and a well needed rest. 

The JVs' first game back was 
with the University of North 
Carolina at Greensboro. Tlie girls 
floundered with a slow start, and 
were furthermore hindered with 
five technical fouls called for 
improper numbers. And did this 
stop the girls in blue? Heck no! ! 
At halftime they held a 
comfortable 27-18 lead. But when 
the second half rolled around, I 
saw something that I hope I never 
see again from a l^ongwood team 
... the girls sitting on their lead. 
The UNC-G teams pulled within 
four points, but time ran out 
before they could get closer. Fuzz 
Schiavone popped in a last- 
second basket that gave the team 
a 58-51 win. By the way, 'ole 
Fuzzy turned in a nifty twenty 
point game, with sophomore 
Debbie Brown contributing 
eighteen. 

The next JV game saw the girls 
avenge an earlier loss to 
Madison, this time defeating the 
Duchesses by a 49-46 tally. The 
first half was one of those see-saw 
affairs, with LC up top at the end 
of the first half by five points. 
Longwood was sporadic in the 



second half, but was able to pull it 
out of the fire. Doin' OK, JV's. 
Now for the scoop on the 
varsity. Back again to pre- 
Yuletide. BridgeH20 feU victim 
to Longwood by a score of 58-40. 
"The girls played as well as they 
needed to, but by all means it 
wasn't their best game," states 
Coach Carolyn V. Hodges. I can 
let the girls off the hook on this 
one — it was exam time and the 
girls had gone quite a while 
without a ball break. And they too 
went home to mom, spirit and R 
& R. 

As for the game with UNC-G, it 
would be most fitting to describe 
it as a conmiercial script for 
Geritol. "See these poor, tired, 
pitiful basketball players," says 
the Geritol Man. "Just one 
teaspoon a day will put life in 
their bodies and form in their 
play." (Get the picture, fans?) I 
said to myself, "Self, do they 
know what a rebound is? Do they 
know how to defend an outside 
shot?" The 35-32 halftime lead 
should not have been — I was 
surprised to see them on top. The 
second half was ditto; with 5:45 
left in the game, l£ had a 57-56 
lead. The teams exchanged a few 
baskets until LC had a 67-66 lead 
with ten seconds remaining. 
UNC-G got a fast break but 
missed the shot on the buzzer, 
which gave Longwood its third 
win of the season. Linda Baumler 
was high with nineteen points, 
Sue Rama followed with 
eighteen. 

Hartford Community College 
was the next victim. LC took a 86- 
37 (sic) decision over the small 
college. Can't say too much about 
that one. 

Longwood's first loss of the 
season came at the hands of rival 
Madison. Again, the girls just 
couldn't maintain their game as 
they hit hot and cold spots 
throughout the first half. 
Nevertheless, they were six 
points ahead going into the 
second half. But Madison's team 





came out hot; they held 
Longwood scoreless the first five 
minutes of the second half. 
Madison outscored LC 44-25 in the 
last twenty minutes giving them 
the 68-55 win. Longwood's scoring 
column was fairly balanced; 
Maryjane Smith hit eleven while 
Melissa Wiggins, Linda Baumler, 
Sue Rama and Anita Stowe came 
through with ten each. 

To add insult to injury, 
Longwood was swamped by 
Virginia Tech by a 59-47 score. 1 
think it was the general 
consensus that the girls "just 
didn't play well." Maryjane 
Smith had the only hot hand and 
finished the game with seventeen 
points. 

The team record is now 4 wins 
and 2 losses, with over half the 
season yet to be played. - 
Hopefully the girls can pick 
themselves up and continue with 
the winning tradition of 
Longwood. 
FOLLY II: StUl a New Baby 

The gymnastics girls traveled 
to North Carolina last weekend 
for a tri-meet with the University 
of North Carolinand Duke 
University. The girls put on an 
impressive show as they placed 
second in overall competition 
with 97 points. UNC placed first 
with 127 points and Duke brought 
up the rear with 63. 

Junior Bunny Wordsworth 
seems to be the all-around 
standout as she consistently 
placed high in all four events. 
Bunny's top score came in the 
' floor exercise with a rating of 7.1, 
Other high scorers in the floor 
exercise were Kim Furbee with a 
6.45 and Lisa Haynes with a 6.4. 
The balance beam and uneven 
bars seemed to be the most 
troublesome for the girls as 
scores of 5.3 and 6.15 respectively 
were the top tallies on those 
apparatuses &by Bunny 
Wordsworth). 

Vaulting seems to be the big 
point-getter as D. D. Kirkpatrick 
placed second with a 8.1 score. I 
have had the opportunity to 
watch D. D. vault, and I must say 
that I was extremely impressed. 
Margie Quarles and Debbie 
Kinzel each scored a 7.6 to finish 
the high marks for Longwood. 




Pliutos Ellen Cassada 
Longwood women shoot to win! 




WOMEN'S BASKETBALL — FEB. 



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1 


VCU (V) 


H 


7:00 


4 


East Carolina (V, JV) 


A 


7:00 


5 


N. C. State (JV, V) 


A 


1:00 


6 


High Point (V, JV) 


A 


2:00 


12 


Radford (V) 


A 


2:00 


15 


Lynchburg (V) 


H 


7:00 


17 - 19 


Winthrop Invitational 








Tournament — S. C. (V) 


A 




22 


Norfolk State (V) 


A 


4:00 


25 


William & Mary (V) 


H 


6:00 


26 


U.Va. (V) 


A 


5:00 




GYMNASTICS — FEB. 




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4 / 


Madison 


A 


7:00 


11 


Appalachian and 








William & Mary 


H 


7:00 


19 


VPI&SU and East 








Carolina 


H 


2:00 


26-27 


State meet at Madison 
(VFIAW) 


A 


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Congra tuUit ions 

To Dr. and Mrs. Allen 
McNamvc on the hirih 
of their new son, Kevin 
Allen born Jan. 22. 




AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 



Pages 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 1, 1977 



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PLACEMENT DATA FOR THE CLASS OF 1976 











MAJORS IN 


TEACHING 








MAJORS 


OTHER 


THAN TEACHING 

1 1 T 




TOTALS 


\^AJORS 


Total NO 
ot Majors 


No. 


Teach- 
ing 


Sub 
Teach- 
ing 


Continu- 
ing Edu- 
cation 


work- 
ing 


Home- 
making 


Unem 
ployed 


Total 
Placed 


No. 


Work- 
ing 


Teach- 
ing 


Continu- 
ing Edu- 
cation 


Military 


Home- 
making 


Unem- 
ployed 


Placed 




Total 

Majors 

Placed 


Total 
% 
Placed 





1 KA 


1S4 


140 


1 





10 


2 


1 


99.4 


















153 


99.4 


Elementary 


1 2 1 


121 


111 


1 





6 


2 


1 


99.2 


















120 


99.2 


K-3 


33 


33 


29 








4 








100.0 


















33 


100.0 


4 •/ 


23 


17 


1 1 








6 








100.0 




5 














1 


83J 


22 


95.7 


Art 


3 J 


11 


8 








3 








100.0 


20 


8 





9 





2 


1 


95.0 


30 


96 4 


3loiogy 


1 3 


13 


6 








5 


1 


1 


92.3 


















12 


92 J 


Butlness Ed. 


J 




















1 

















100.0 


1 


100.0 


Chemistry 


1 


1 








1 











100.0 


















1 


100.0 


Dramatic Arts 


8 


1 


I 

















100.0 




6 





1 











100.0 


8 


100.0 


Economics 


31 


24 


15 


2 


2 


5 








100.0 




3 


2 


2 











100.0 


31 


lOOX 




s 


2 


2 

















100.0 




2 








!— 








100.0 


5 


100.0 


-rench 


3 


1 








. 


1 








100.0 




2 

















100.0 


3 


100.0 




12 


8 


1 





^ — 

1 


4 


2 





100.0 




2 





2 











100.0 


12 


100.0 




25 


18 


11 








5 


2 





100.0 




6 





1 










1 


100.0 


25 


100.0 




12 


9 


6 





1 


1 





1 


88.9 




1 














2 


33.3 


9 


75.0 




1 


























1 











100.0 


1 


100.0 




6 


6 


4 








1 


1 





100.0 










1 








6 


100.0 




1 1 






1 












U 


11 

















100.0 


11 


100.0 




30 


30 


22 


2 


1 


3 





2 


93.3 


















28 


93 J 




7 




















7 

















100.0 


7 


100.0 


< 


5 




















3 











2 





100.0 


5 


100.0 




9 


6 


2 


1 

1 





3 








100.0 




1 











1 


1 


66.7 


» 


88.9 


^rsrial WOfk 


1 1 


















11 


11 

















100.0 


i' 


100.0 




7 




















5 











2 





100.0 


7 


100.0 




7 


6 


3 


1 





1 





1 


83.3 



















1 


-0- 


5 


71.4 


>p«ech Path. 


9 




















2 





7 











100.0 


9 


100.0 


TOTALS 


422 


307 


232 


7 


6 


48 


8 


6 


98.0 


115 


76 


2 


23 


1 


7 


6 


94.8 


410 


97 J 



Lefrislative Board Holds 
First Meeting In 1977 



By DEBBIE WEBB 

I -efjislative Board had its first 
meeting of the 1977-78 year 
Monday, Jan. 24, with ciairman 
1 ,im\i\ Crovalt presiding. In one of 
thr first orders of business, it was 
decided Ihat forms will soon be 
.seni out to all on-going 
( oininittees concerning short and 
long tenii goals. 

The first press conference will 
bo held this afternoon in the (lold 
Hooiii at 12 45. It i.s especially 
important that any student who 
lias questions concerning 
lAiiigwood or who wishes to 
present ideas should plan to 
attend Dr Willett will be 
meeting with the Board of 
VMtors .soon after the press 
conference, and could present 
Items of concern to the board if 
necessary. 

Tentative plans are in the 
iiKikmg lor di.stributing some of 
Ih" Mumey in the Student Activity 
l^res c'ontingency Fund. As the 
mil' states, the fiuid comes from 
the student activity fees collected 
from each .student and is used 
toward .something to improve 



college life for the students. Ideas 
under consideration now are legs 
(side curtains) for Jarman, a 
universal gym, and bike racks 
around the campus, such as at 
Lankford, Grainger, Jarman, 
and Tabb Circle. If anyone has 
any further suggestions or feels 
there is a need for something on 
campus that might be 
considered, they should contact 
liCgislative Board. 

In one set of elections. Dr. T.C. 
Dalton and Dr. James Gussett 
were re-elected as advisors for 
the board. In another school-wide 
election held Jan. 25 concerning 
offices left vacant at the end of 
last seme.ster, the results were: 
Vice Chairman of Residence 
Hoard, Jackie Hall; lAA Vice 
l^res.. Kim McCann lAA Sec, 
Carol Filo; and lAA Treas., 
Linda Baumler, 

Legislative Board meetings 
will be held every Monday night 
at 7:00 in the I^inkford Heading 
Hooms All interested students, 
whether desiring to present a new 
idea or just to find out what goes 
on, arc invited and urged to 
attend. 



With our next issue (Feb. 
8), the Rotunda inaugurates 
a regular consumer advice 
column, a joint project of the 
paper and the Department of 
Home Economics. Questions 
on all relevant topics are 
welcome — everything from 
requests for a cake recipe to 
demands for an investigation 
of book prices, from hints on 
how to vacuum your room 
with your mouth to advice on 
changing a tire — or buying 
one. Address your pleas and 
gripes to the Rotunda, Box 
1133. Answers will be 
published as information and 
space permits. 




(Right) Tragedy hits as 
Red Lyon bums to ground 

Photo Nancy Cosier 



Nt»H Scholarships Avaihible 



During the 1977-78 acadenuc 
year, 10 new Granville P. Meade 
Scholarships will be offered to 
qualified applicants. The 
Scholarship will be awarded in an 
amount not to exceed $500 for 
freshmen and $400 for 
•jophomores, juniors, and seniors 
lor tuition and required fees for a 
regular college session. 
Applicants are required to have 
t)een bom in Virginia, and must 
currently reside in Virginia, as 
well as attend a Virginia college. 

Applications must be filed with 
the division superintendent in the 
county or city of the student's 
residence. In addition to the 



appUcation, the student must 
submit confidential letters of 
reference from at least 4 people 
not related to the applicant, 
including the applicant's high 
school principal and the division 
superintendent, and an official 
transcript of your college work. 

The application deadline for 
this scholarship is April 1, 1977. 
Recipients of the scholarship will 
be notified by July 13, 1977. The 
Granville P. Meade Scholarship 
is renewable and past recipients 
are encouraged to apply. 
Applications are available in the 
Financial Aid Office, Tabb 107. 




A trial for some and a 
pleasure for others, the 
mind-numbing cold that 
has crippled the pulse of 
the nation hit Farmville 
last week with mixed 
consequences. 



(Left) Longwood and H-SC 
students Susan Waxmunski and 
William Redd enjoy the frozen 
pond behind White House. Photo 
Nancy Cosier. 



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The 



Rotunda 



VOL. LII 



I/)NGWOOD COLLEGE. FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1977 



NO. 14 



Longwood's First Fraternity In The Making 



By STACEY SMITH 

The activities of a sorority are 
a common day occurrence on 
Longwood College campus, but 
now students have the activities 
of a fraternity to note. Last 
semester a group of interested 
Longwood men originated the 
local fraternity Chi Phi Omega. 
Since then the group has met with 
the national fraternities Phi 
Delta Thata, Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
and Alpha Tau Omega. They 
have decided to become a branch 
of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

The fraternity now known as 
Longwood Colony, will be 
considered as a colony and the 
men as pledges, until they meet 
national standards and can 
obtain their charter. This period 
can take from a month to two 




years while they organize and 
build membership. At the present 
time the colony has fifteen 
members who were initiated 
January 22 at the Richmond 
Sigma Phi Epsilon headquarters. 

The Ix)ngwood Colony officers 
are: president, Mike Markly 
vice president, Tom DeWitt 
treasurer, Larry Medler 
secretary, Chris Herring; and 
rush chairman, Dwight Smith. 
The other members include: 
Mike Dunleavy, Shawn Barret, 
Steve Nelson, Edward Bland, 
David Funkhouser, Kevin 
Bedsworth, Donny Cox, Roy 
Wright, Walter Hughes and Roy 
Adkins, Jr. 

Why do the men want a 
fraternity on campus? Mike 
Markly, one of the main founders 
of the organization, ''wants to 








Photo: Lori Felland 



Coach 
Williamson 

Hospitalized 



Mr. Richard Williamson, 
physical education teacher and 
soccer coach, suffered a heart 
attack last Wednesday, Feb 2. He 
was taken by his wife to 
Southside Community Hospital 
and admitted to the Intensive 
Care unit where his condition 
remains serious but stable. 



provide a Greek system for 
Longwood guys." Through past 
fraternal experience he has been 
able to start the group on the 
initial arrangements and 
processes. The group feels that 
the fraternity will promote unity 
and brotherhood among the 
Longwood men. Larry Medler 
hopes that "the fraternity will 
bring more male interest to 
Longwood." 

The Colony has no permanent 
facility but meets in rooms of 
Lankford on a weekly basis. They 
will not be eligible for a chapter 
room until January. Chris 
Herring explains, "Eventually 
we would like to have a fraternity 
house, but we don't see it in the 
near future." 

Dues are not an important 
concern to the men. Shawn 
Barret believes that "Dues are a 
small investment for the 
experience and enjoyment of 
brotherhood." 

The fraternity will be having 
their rush on a three week basis. 
The first informal rush party was 
last Wednesday. Dwight Smith 
explains "With the situation as it 
is now, it is impossible to run a 
formal rush." 

The next step will be to check 
grade point averages of those 
that attended the party. The 
established members will make 
bids and invite prospective 
members back to the second 




Colony officers (L to r. ) Tom DeWitt, Chris Herring, Mike Markly, 
Larry Medler and adviser Mr. Barree. Photo Nancy Cosier. 



party. There they will explain 
more detailed information about 
the fraternity. The third week 
will be devoted to initiation. After 
initiation all of the members will 
remain pledges until the 
colonization period is ended and 
the fraternity becomes a chapter 
of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 
The groupfe main objective at 



the moment is to build 
membership and work toward, 
national level. In expressing their 
desires for the future, Tom 
DeWitt feels that "The sororities 
have a good system and 
organization and if fraternities on 
campus can organize anywhere 
as well, then we will have a well 
rounded Greek system." 



Dr. Hooker Films Virginia Artist 



ByDANCORRIE 

The broad shouldered woman 
in jeans, a bandana binding back 
her hair, leans into the air 
hammer, pushes, lets off, pushes 
again. Gray dust and chunks of 
rock spit into air. The heavy 
Virginia drawl of Conway 
Thompson, Virginia artist and 
Longwood teacher, fills the 
soundtrack ". your work is 
much open to criticism, 
especially if it isn't in the 
mainstream — whatever that is 
— of American art ." 

Charlotte Schrader-Hooker, 
Ix)ngwood cinema studies and 
fihn making teacher says of her 
film about Conway Thompson, 
"The purpose of this film was to 
know and understand Conway's 
work. Virginia artists are much 
neglected and misunderstood. 
Often art is neglected by a public 
that just doesn't understand what 
the artist is trying to do." 

The film continues. Dreamy 
passages from Charles Ives drift 
in and out of the soundtrack 
mingling with the bicker of the 
air hammer. She continues, the 
fihn cuts, zooming. Stage by 
stage the film follows the entire 
progress of a piece of sculpture 
from clay model to finished 
polished product. The voice of the 
artist drifts in and out discussing 
her art. 

The film, Charlotte Hooker's 



first, was shot in Prince Edward, 
Hanover, Cumberland and 
Buckingham Counties, took nine 
months and a few thousand 
dollars of Charlotte Hooker's own 
money to make. She says, her 
voice characteristically low and 
careful, her words slow, "I did 
the whole thing without any 
instruction. I made every 
mistake possible. I remember 
when I was working on the 
soundtrack. I worked all day and 
nothing would go right. I went 
home and cried. The next day I 
went back to it and was quite 
happy with the way things turned 
out. I had to teach myself 
everything as I went along. I just 
kept going till I got where I 
wanted to go." 

Dr. Hooker .studied cinema 
theory and took her MA. in 
Cinema Studies from New York 
University last year. "I see this 
film as the first in a series on 
Virginia artists. I'm working now 
on an animated fihn and perhaps 
might make a fiction film. I just 
want to make short movies that I 
can control myself without 
interference from others." With a 
sly half grin she adds, "I want to 
become a rich and famous film 
maker." 

The documentary film is 
efficiently put together and well 
integrated. No material is wasted 
in the twenty minute film, yet the 



shots are unrushed. The camera 
lingers on subjects and 
landscapes to capture the rural 
Virginia atmosphere. Besides 
discussing art, Conway 
Thompson is filmed leisurely 
talking with her rural neighbor.s on 
her scouting missions for 
interesting archaic tools and 
objects to incorporate into her art 
work, which ranges from her 
rural agrarian series' wood 
con.structions elegaic of her own 
people and native rural 
environment, to modernesque 
flowing .stone abstracts 

"I wanted the film to take in the 
arti.st as a whole, including the 
artist's philosophies as well as 
the actual working processes. 
Any real dedicated artist is a 
hard worker. They don't lay in an 
apartment all day drinking beer 
and occassionally dabbing a few 
brush strokes. They have to work 
hard on an everyday basis. I want 
this film to get at that." 

Four prints have been made of 
Sculptor from Dry Creek. It will 
be screened on E-TV in 
Richmond this spring. Copies will 
be bought for the Virginia State 
Film Library. It will be shown 
next month at the Museum of 
Modem Art in New York. Dr. 
Hooker also plans to market it 
independently. 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday. February 8, 1977 



James Mapes Mystifies And Amazes 
His Audience With Powers Of Hypnosis 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

Do you recall last Tuesday 
evening... the strange and bizarre 
events which occurred in the 
Gold Room when James Mapes 
presented the amazing "Power of 
the Mind?" This performance 
proved, by various 

demonstrations of hypnosis, that 
it is possible for the mind to 
overpower the body. 

Before the show, Mr. Mapes 
previewed his talents in the 
dining hall during dinner. At that 
time he hypnotized six people; 
while they were under hypnosis 
he told them that when he bit into 
a lemon in the evening's show, 
they would have the irresistible 
urge to take seats on the stage 
and fall asleep. That evening, 
needless to say, all six walked on 
stage shortly after he bit into the 
lemon. 

With the opening of the show, 
Mr. Mapes immediately asserted 
his power over the audience, 
making them relax and 
concentrate. An early 
demonstration of his perceptive 
power was performed upon eight 
people on stage. He asked each of 
them to draw or to write 
whatever they wanted on a piece 
of paper. After thirty seconds the 
drawings were shuffled and 
handed to him. Without any 
verbal or facial clues, he was 
able to return all the drawings to 
their owners simply by looking 
into the owner's eyes and by 
feeling the body heat in the 
owner's hands. 

In numbers during the night, 
approximately twenty people 
were hypnotized. While under 
hypnosis they were made to do 
many unbelievable tasks. Renee 
Vene was told that her nose was 
rubberized and that it was fun to 
play with, so she pulled and 
swatted at her nose for about half 
an hour. 

Jennifer Belecges was made to 



forget entirely the number seven. 
When she tried to count her 
fingers, she could count no higher 
than six. She then believed that 
her seventh finger was missing, 
and taking the microphone in her 
hand sang a song about losing 
and finding her finger. 

Buddy Bourne could not 
remember his name and Mr. 
Mapes told him thai it was Peter 
Rabbit. When the audience 
laughed at his new name, he 
defended it angrily. 

Highlighting Two Rather 
Comical Moments 

At one point Mr. Mapes told 
those imder hypnosis that when 
they awoke, they would see the 
audience completely in the nude. 
Facial expressions ranged from 
shock to delight when they 
awoke. They were then put back 
to sleep and were told that this 
time when they awoke they 
themselves would be undressed. 
Believing themselves to be 
".sans" clothing, there was a 
mass effort to hide behind the 
stage curtain away from the eyes 
of the audience. 

An assortment of people in the 
audience fell into a deep slumber 
prompted by Mr. Mapes, thus 
falling prey to his suggestions. 
For example, he caused these 
persons to feel an electric shock 
in their seats and convinced them 
that the shock was caused by 
those sitting next to them. Other 
examples included two people 
from the audience who believed 
themselves to be a King-Fu artist 
and a jungle woman. 

Melanie Koch, one of the 
individuals who was in a hypnotic 
state said that she had felt very 
comfortable and relaxed. She 
explained that she could hear 
every word that Mr. Mapes said 
and was aware of the things she 
did, like being one of the 
"champion tap dancers." She 
experienced no embarrassment 



on the stage, but was slightly 
embarrassed afterward because 
she did not know how she 
appeared to the audience. 

Tommy Pultz, who 

participated in the show, 
remarked, "It was all in the 
head. You had to concentrate." 
He said that he does not really 
remember a lot that happened to 
him, but that he had fun." While 
he had been in a trance-like sleep, 
he said that he could hear 
everything that went on but that 
he could not open his eyes. He 
just felt loose and under Mr. 
Mape's power. 

Tommy was one of the students 
who got stoned off a cigarette and 
remained that way until 
midnight. He said that the 
experience was exactly like being 
stoned. His final comment was, 
"If I had not been there, I would 
not have believed it!" 

Two spectators remarked that 
they could think of no way to 
describe the performance except 
that it was like a dream. They 
had no doubts that everything 
they saw had actually happened, 
and that there were no tricks 
involved. They both agreed that it 
was the "best entertainment" 
they had seen at I^ngwood, and 
thought it was well worth the 
admission fee. 

Mr. Mapes brought up the 
possibility of a seminar on 
hypnosis at Longwood later in the 
year. Many people think that this 
would be interesting and that 
they would like to participate. 

While performing hypnosis. 
Mr. Mapes was very careful to 
watch his subjects closely to 
ensure that there was no trauma. 
He was always in complete 
control of the situation and had 
the ability to keep the audience 
enraptured. Those who missed 
the "Power of the Mind" lost the 
chance to view an unforgettable 
performance. 



Preparations Now Being Made 
For The Miss Longwood Pageant 



By USA TURNER 

Upon learning of the upcoming 
Miss Longwood Pageant, any 
reporter's first impression would 
be it would be a puff assignment, 
worthy of about six inches of 
writing and a few good-sized 
snickers. After all, everyone 
knows that beauty pageants are 
generally reserved for those girls 
with cute smiles, and very little 
intellectual ability. This has been 
played upon by several movies, 
among them a satire called 
Smiles. (What judge is going to 
care that Miss Third Floor 
Curry's hobby is reading about 
microeconomics? ) 

After talking with a few of the 
very dedicated and definitely un- 
scatter-brained people who are in 
charge of preparing for the night 
of April 2, it was realized that 
those ideas should probably go 
the way of other out-of-date 
stereotypes. 

About M girls have already 
submitted their applications in 
time for the February 1 deadline. 
In order to qualify, each girl must 
be sponsored by an organization 
on campus, such as a sorority or 
club. She must be between the 
ages of 18 and 28, single, and be 
'of good character and possess 



poise, personality and 
intelligence" according to the 
official rules and regulations. A 
preliminary judging will take 
place on the 14 and 15 of this 
month, with the objective of 
limiting the number of final 
contestants to twelve or fifteen 
girls. 

What will the judges be looking 
for in this preliminary? The final 
12 will have to have quite a bit 
more going for them than pretty 
smiles and long eyelashes, 
according to Gwen Haymaker. 
She and Jackie I.awter, who was 
unavailable for comment, are in 
charge of the preliminary 
judging process. Equal emphasis 
will be given to talent, poise, 
appearance and an individual 
four minute interview with the 
judges. What kind of talents do 
the contestants plan to offer? 
According to Gwen, there will be 
a lot of singing and dancing, some 
gymnastics, and one of the 
contestants is planning a rifle 
routine, certainly a pageant first. 
A luncheon will be held on 
Tuesday, the 8th. to acquaint the 
girls with the rules for the 
upcoming judging and with each 
other, hopefully they will begin to 
feel more comfortable with the 



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Pianist Gary Wolf Gives 
Recital And Workshop 



whole situation. 

A lot of people don't realize how 
much work goes on behind the 
scenes. This pageant is not 
something that can be taken care 
of in a few hours of spare time. If 
you ask Tilsia Stevens, General 
Chariman of the production, she 
will probably reply that she 
hasn't had much free time since 
she took on the responsibility 
more than a year ago. She began 
working on this year's production 
in earnest at the beginning of the 
school year, and claims to be 
much wiser now about all of the 
fine print and little problems that 
accompany this sort of a venture. 
There are franchise fees to be 
paid to the Miss Virginia 
pageant. (Miss Longwood will 
continue on to the Miss Virginia 
Pageant and the Tobacco 
Festival this spring; if she is 
successful in her quest for the 
state title, she will then be 
eligible for the Miss America 
pageant, which most will 
recognize as the "big time".) 

Tilsia says it has taken her two 
semesters to get everything 
together. As part of her job she 
arranges dates, meetings, and 
oversees her committees 
(Continued on Page 3) 



By IKE R. STONEBERGER 

Dr. Gary Wolf of the Florida 
Technological University is a 
rare personality. The program 
notes from his recital, given in 
Molnar Hall on Friday Jan. 28, 
credited him with "a rare 
combination of scholarship and 
artistry." In an interview with 
Dr. Wolf on Saturday. Jan. 29, the 
Rotunda discovered the meaning 
of this credential. 

"I think what they (the critics) 
mean by this is that I work by 
technique, musicianship, and by 
style," Dr. Wolf stated. "Those 
three things are important to the 
artist," he said. 

The artistry of Dr. Wolf is 
indisputable. The recital, which 
featured a major work from 
Albeniz, Beethoven, Brahms, 
Granados, Orrego-Salas, and 
Ravel, delightfully attested to his 
talent; "a highly gifted pianist," 
say the critics. 

More of Dr. Wolf's scholarly 
side was seen on Saturday, Jan. 
29, during a day-long Piano 
Master Class in which seventeen 
piano students participated. Dr. 
Wolf moved about the stage, 
prompting his students, much 
like a diamond cutter supervising 
his apprentices. 

The Master pianist worked 
almost feverishly over the pupil, 
a pace necessitated by the large 
number of students and the small 
amount of time alloted to each 
one. The pattern was set. A pupil 
was introduced, and, after 
moving to take his place before 
the piano, the student, in turn, 
introduced the piece he was to 
recite. The audience listened. Dr. 
Wolf listened, observed, and 
made notations. After a brief 
applause, the piano student 
awaited criticism. 

Standing behind the pianist, 
Dr. Wolf rendered mini-lessons 
on technique, using various 
terms such as pulsation, MTD 
(Mental Technical Division), 
"octave skip", and many others. 
The audience as well received 
tips on fingering, positioning the 
arms, wrists, and the like. 

The instruction, interspersed 
with amusing and often insightful 
anecdotes, often consisted of 
counting, singing, or snapping. 
"Would you try this section 
once more?" Dr. Wolf requested. 
In a matter of minutes he was 
able to analyze and describe each 
problem. While watching him 
work with each student, one could 
see that Dr. Wolf had developed a 
flair for attacking immediate 



problems and easing them home 
to the piano student. 

"One learns to teach by 
teaching," explains Dr. Wolf in 
an interview after the workshop. 
He feels that two important tools 
to the piano teacher are 
"conscious analysis " and 
"listening". 

"We're not training anyone to 
be a concert pianist anymore," 
stated Dr. WolJf in a brief lecture 
on the art of accompaniment. 
"As a soloist we may want to play 
well, but the field for pianists is in 
ensemble playing," he added. 

As a prelude to the week-end of 
piano recital workshop, the film 
"Harpsichord Building In 
America" was shown in Wygal on 
Thursday, Jan 27. By the title 
alone, the film would appear to 
have been an unlikely preview of 
the events which followed the 
next two days. Viewers, however, 
received pertinent information 
on the history of the harpsichord, 
its importance in the 
development of 18th century 
music, and the art of 
constructing the instrument. Two 
important items extracted from 
the film are the availability of 
kits, which provide inexpensive 
means of constructing replicas of 
historical instruments, and the 
opinion of Mr. William Dowd, an 
American harpsichord builder, 
that "the harpsichord will 
replace the piano in virtually 
every home in America." The 
Rotunda solicited a response 
from Dr. Wolf. 

"In lieu of what I know about 
harpsichords, they are coming 
back and growing in popularity," 
said Dr. Wolf. 

He agreed with harpsichord 
builder Frank Hubbard that "it is 
a field which allows one to enter 
historical research." Hubbard, in 
the film, also stated that "there 
are no conflicts between 
technology and art in building the 
harpsichord." 

Tnough America is standing in 
the threshold of a revival of the 
harpsichord, we need not fear 
that the piano will disappear, at 
least as long as there are artists 
of the caliber of Dr. Wolf. 

As Dr. James McCray, 
chairman of the Department of 
Music, said at the conclusion of 
the Master Piano Workshop, "I 
guess we can describe a master 
class as simply observing and 
working with a master teacher." 
And Dr. Gary Wolf can add that 
compliment to his long list of 
credits. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



IXiesday. February 8, 1977 



Alpha Psi Omega's Seventh Annual 
Theatre Symposium A Success 



By JACQUI SINGLETON 

Alpha Psi Omega's 7th annual 
drama symposium was success 
for those few who braved the 9 : 00 
a.m. waking hour last Saturday. 

Speakers predominately from 
VCU's drama department and 
the Pennisula Civic Ballet were 
featured. The day was split into 



two segments with Joe Martinez 
and Carol Steinke speaking on 
stage combat and costumes 
respectively. Also, the listeners 
were treated to a performance of 
the Pennisula Civic Ballet under 
the direction of Mary Marshall. 
The ballet is made up of fourteen 
dancers ranging in ages from 8- 
23. 



Photo Lori Felland 
Players prepare for evening of Off Off Broadway 

Off Off Broadway 
Production Crew Busy 



By GLENN LEFTWICH 

As production week for the 
Longwood Players' Off-Off 
Broadway one-acts moves closer, 
Jarman is once again filled with 
the familiar sound of 
hammering, sawing and oc- 
casional cry of frustration. The 
frustrations are due to some of 
the problems this production 
presents. 

Since these plays were 
originally done on a thrust stage, 
the director, Douglas Young, 
elected to also make use of the 
thrust stage to give the plays the 
"feel" of an off -off Broadway 
theatre. 

The set, designed by Ben 
Emerson and built by the stage 
craft class, makes use of a thrust 
stage in which the audience will 
be seated on the stage itself and 
surrounds the action on three 
sides. Working with a thrust 
stage causes problems not 
encountered on the more typical 
proscenium stage. Even though 
there are problems on a 
proscenium stage not found on a 
thrust stage, there is more or less 
an equal degree of difficulty, but 
this production offers the student 
the opportunity to work on both. 

Since the audience is seated on 
the same level as the actors, the 
most obvious problem is 
visibility. The scenery must be 
small enough to fit in the set 
without being crowded, and since 
the audience is so close the 
furniture and props must be built 
more accurately. lighting the set 
presents problems also. Since the 
audience is sitting around the 
actors, the stage must be lit from 
all sides. Therefore more lighting 
instruments are needed. The 
director of a show being done on a 
thrust stage also runs into 
problems because the actors 
must relate to all of the audience 
and the set at the same time 
without neglecting any of the 
playing area. 

In conversation with Ben 
Emerson, he said that, 
technically speaking, Motel is the 
most interesting of the four plays. 
Due to the violent nature of this 
play, breakaway furniture must 
be made as well as furniture that 
will support weight for a while 
and the break. Three huge dolls 
are also being made which will 
contain the actors in this show. 
They are not realistic-they are 
qrotesque charactures with the 
bodies made of foam and the 
heads being sculpted from clay 
and then cast with latex. 
Problems? Many. Every show 



produced involves a great deal of 
problems. But problems are to 
be overcome. Rest assured that 
the technical workers of the 
Longwood Players will, as usual, 
defeat these problems and will 
have done another outstanding 
job with time to spare. 
Performance dates are Feb. 23-26 
and it should be noted that due to 
the explicitness of the language 
in some of these plays, this 
presentation is recommended for 
mature audiences. 




Photo Nancy Cosier 
Jon Ims fills house in last week's S-UN coffeehouse 



Miss Longwood Pageant 



(Continued from Page 2) 

chairpersons whom she chose 
in September. Pat Nuchols will 
produce the pageant, Kathy Laffe 
is business manager, and 
Theresa Wood is director for 
longwood Pageant Productions, 
Inc. (Realizing that there is a 
corporation begins to give one a 
sense of the complexities of the 
activity). Tilsia is the first to 
admit that she has a good, hard- 
working staff. 

Tilsia also readily admits that 
she is a perfectionist. "I want 
everything to be right. I take so 
many notes... it's the little 
remembrences that can be 
vital." 

On the preliminaries, Tilsia 
notes that she has looked through 
seven of the applications 
personally, and that contestants 
seem to be "well-rounded and 
well-talented, and comfortable. 
They seem to be outgoing — 
that's very important." 

In the past, the preliminary 
organization has not been very 
strong. If the preiminaries are 
not strong, the pageant will not be 
strong. The most Important thing 
is organization." Tilsia seems to 
be very pleased with the work of 
Gwen and Jackie thus far. 

She is not sure how many girls 
will end up as finalists. "It really 
depends on the quality of the 
contestants" she says. 

Tilsia has a very strong idea of 
what the girl who is chosen as 
Miss Longwood should be like. 
"She must be very well- 
rounded!" (Tilsia is very 
decisive about this point). "She 
should be well-spoken . . would 
you say 'well-versed' . . she 
must possess poise, personal 
charm and appearance, be 
talented, and have some 



intellectual abilities. I guess I'm 
looking for an ideal or close to an 
ideal. . . someone to possess all 
these qualities. She must be 
exceptional." 

The preliminary and final 
judging is a very thorough 
process. "Falseness comes 
out . . comfortableness will be 
judged by everybody. There is 
not room to hide. And there is 
always something that the 
winner has that stands out above 
the rest." In the end, it is not that 
hard to judge. 

Tilsia is very animated as she 
expressed her ideas; it is clear 
that this pageant is a very 
important event to her. The 
thought crosses my mind that 
Tilsia is herself perhaps the 
closest to the ideal of Miss 
lx)ngwood. A native of Panama, 
Tilsia is tall and slender, with 
very long limbs. She wants to 
work as an interpreter with a 
United States embassy; finding a 
job should not be too difficult as 
she speaks French, Spanish, 
English, and is polishing up on 
her German. It is not hard to 
imagine her as a finalist in the 
pageant herself; she admits that 



she has had some offers of 
sponsors. Indeed, two other 
pageant personnel I have met 

Gwen and Theresa, were 
themselves contentants two 
years ago. (It seemed that they - 
are a little more secure in 
running the pageant than in 
competing themselves.) 

Tilsia sometimes wonders why 
she has spent so much of her time 
on an event that will actually last 
for only two hours. The final 
judging will be held on April 2 in 
Jarman and will be complete 
with bathing suit and evening 
gown competition, talent 
exhibitions and a production put 
together by the girls a week or so 
before. She looks a little sad at 
the thought of all this activity 
being over; then brightens. "1 
always have to be involved in 
something" she smiles. 

l.ater stories will cover other 
aspects of the pageant— how 
judges are selected, who the 
other pageant leaders are, what 
it's like to be a contestant, and, 
of course, which of the 20 will 
become Miss Ix)ngwood, with 
nary a sneer on my part. 



FRESHMAN ELECTION RESULTS 

Song Fest Chairman, Robin Rowen 

Freshman Production Chairman, Sue Transue 

Legislative Board Representatives, 

Wanda Petersen, Debbie Klnzel 

Laurie White, Theresa Ware 
Judicial Board Representatives, 
Cindy Moss, Theresa McLawhom 

CONGRATULATIONS! 



The group convened again at 
1:00 following lunch and a 
banquet for speakers and Alpha 
Psi Omega members. Brad 
Boynton started the afternoon 
speaking impromtu on set design 
for a shoe string budget. Sound 
for the threatre was Cameron 
Granger's topic following next on 
the program. 

The central theme of the day 
was directed to serious drama 
students, learn your craft. They 
were advised to seek all courses 
and outlets on the subject and 
research. Contrary to past years 
the students were not deterred 
from entering the over-crowded 
field, but rather research and 
beome proficient in the art. 

The day was concluded with 
one of Jacqui Singleton's one-act 
plays, "Cafe". The cast included 
Glenn Leftwich, Barb Espey, and 
Audrey Simms. The play was 
light and obvious in tone capping 
off the day. Those students of 
theatre who passed up the 
opportunities offered in the day 
are not .serious in intent. As usual 
the Ivongwood campus displayed 
their usual apathy to outside 
resources. Hopefully if the 
symposium is to continue in its 
serious vein in bringing together 
the talents it has been able to 
gather in the past, campus 
interest must heighten. 

Yearbook Sin 1 1 
HiHlcrslalli'tl 

By LISA TURNER 

Longwood's '75-76 yearbook 
will be distributed in March, for 
those who are worried about 
having been forgotten. A later 
announcement will be made as to 
arrangements for picking up 
your copies of the Virginian. 

Progress is already underway 
on the '76-77 issue, according to 
Linda Crovatt and Rennie Bruno, 
this year's co-editors. They face 
their first deadline around March 
15, and are stuck with an unusual 
problem — lack of people to work 
on the yearbook staff. "We really 
need help," acknowledges Linda. 
Both editors and Mr. I. B. Dent, 
director of the Student Union, 
stressed the need for experienced 
personnel to help out with layout, 
art work, photography, and the 
hke. 

Still, with all the problems and 
confusion that always surround 
the beginning of any new task, 
Linda is hopeful about her new 
job. She is particularly 
enthusuastic about the cover 
work done by Linda Baumler, 
and notes that the theme for the 
annual will most likely be 
"change". One change should be 
immediately evident to anyone 
who picks up a copy of the annual 
- it will be full length (9" x 12") 
instead of the customary (8" x 
10") and has been cut down to 
about 252 pages. 

There are a few other problems 
confronting the staff; the 
administration has no current list 
of organizations on campus, 
which makes covering 
everything a bit compUcated. 
Both Linda and Rennie 
encourage students to submit 
black-and-white photos of evaits 
from last semester for inclusion 
in the annual. 

Three hundred subscriptions 
have already been sold. A box 
with information about the new 
subscription campaign follows. 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 8, 1977 (;„„„„ j.„tarv 



Guys Like Wheeler 



FROM THE EDITOR . . ^^^ ^ox Too 




As was overwhelmingly evident last week, a large 
portion of Longwood's female population is involved 
with sorority life. Last week, the eleven sororities 
engaged in the traditional activities of rush. There 
were nightly parties, dinners, skits, and the like. 
Sorority sisters labored to present a socially attractive 
package to hopeful pledges. Rushees were anxious and 
excited; in short, the prevailing atmosphere was one of 
anticipation. 

The distinctive emphasis of rush was social, yet let 
it not be thought that all sorority activities are social. 
Throughout the year sororities undertake various 
charitable and community activities. 

Beginning February 12 and running through the 
week, Phi Mu will sponsor a Bowl-a-Thon. Similar to 
other sponsored contests, the Bowl-a-Thon operates on 
the sponsor system, that is, one person is sponsored by 
many. The sponsored party bowls three games and 
collects from those sponsoring her. All proceeds from 
the Bowl-a-Thon will be contributed to an extremely 
worthy organization, the Virginia Lung Association. 
The association uses such contributions in furthering 
research programs in respiratory diseases. 

Phi Mu is asking you to use your energies in such a 

way as to help those unable to help themselves. You 

don't bowl? Then sponsor one who does bowl. When you 

consider the cause, what better way to spend a couple 

of dollars? The contest is open to all Longwood 

students. 

Phi Mu, who crusades frequently for the Virginia 

Lung Association, is to be commended for its' 

noteworthy undertaking. As it took hours of 

preparation for rush, resulting in unanimous success, 

the Bowl-a-Thon will also require many hours of 

involvement. Please, spare a bit of your time or a bit of 

your money to make this contest a similar success. 



ByTOMDeWnr 

The beginning of the fall 
semester of 1977 will mark a full 
year that the male has resided on 
the Longwood College campus. 
This will also mean that the 
majority of the Longwood males 
will be upperclassmen, and they 
will have the right to pick the 
residence hall they wish to have 
as their dorm for the 1977-78 
school year as stated on page 11 
of the Longwood Bulletin). As of 
this time, space has been allotted 
for the males to move into Frazer 
again, but no other dorm. 

Stubbs Hall is strictly sororities 
only, and so the decision not to let 
males occupy a floor in this dorm 
can be understood. But what 
about Wheeler or Cox? It is 
obvious the females living in 
these dorms during the present 
semester object to men living in 
these dorms next year. As a 
matter of fact, one Wheeler 
resident stated, "They would 
never be able to build on an 
additional floor by next year, so, 
sorry." 

Maybe the administration is 
not aware that males want to 
move into Wheeler and Cox, 
well. .."I don't want to move into 
Frazer next year if I can help it," 



Kevin Bedsworth, a Physics 
major stated. "Next year most of 
my classes will be in Stevens and 
I'll be spending a lot of time 
there. To me, it would be a lot 
more convenient to live in 
Wheeler." When Kevin was 
asked why he wouldn't live in 
Frazer he replied, "I don't like 
the inadequacy of the tacky, 
little, one cinder block thick, 
rooms and their unreliable 
elevators. The air conditioning is 
alright, but I lived in Tabb this 
year and survived." 

This seems to be the general 
attitude of the up-coming, male 
sophomores. Greg Dunn plans for 
classes at the North end of the 
campus and also chooses 
Wheeler. Whit Stoddard and 
Henry Bear feel the same as 
Greg, and hope for a possible 
room as well. 

It may be possible that the 
administration has not yet 
decided which dorms will be open 
to the upperclass males, or that 
they just haven't released their 
decision to the school. In any 
case, the male hopes that they 
will not use any partiality or 
contradict the fine Longwood 
traditions that the handbook and 
catalogue preach, must be 
maintained. 







LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Veteran's Views 

Dear Editor, 

After reading the two articles 
which appeared in the Rotunda 
on February 1, 1977 in protest of 
President Carter's pardon for all 
Vietnam draft evaders, I would 
like to voice my support for the 
President's actions. The only 
fault that I can find in the pardon 
was that he didn't include 
Vietnam war deserters. The 
pardon was long overdue for men 
who believed strongly enough to 
chance going to jail or even 
giving up their country. The time 
has come for all of these men to 
come home. 

I noticed that the students who 



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were interviewed are not 
Vietnam veterans or even old 
enough to have been affected by 
the draft. They have never been 
confronted with the possibility of 
being drafted to fight in a war. . 
.a war that Congress wouldn't 
support and would not consider 
legal. . .a war that wasn't 
important enough to bother 
winning. 

As a Longwood student and a 
decorated Vietnam veteran who 
spent the better part of two years 
in military hospitals after leaving 
Vietnam, I feel that I am correct 
in my view and entitled to 
express my heart held feelings. 

I do not think that all of the 
"50,000 died honorably" did so 
willingly. I would truly like to 
know for whom and for what they 
and my friends died. Was "peace 
with honor" worth 50,000 of this 
country's finest young men who 
died in the prime of their lives? 

Also, I thought the choice of 
words that was used in the 
protest statement on the shirts 
was in very poor taste. 

Thank you. 
Rod Schwann 



Carter Support 

Dear Editor, 

After reading the Feb. 1, 1977 
edition of The Rotunda, in 
particular the articles on 
amnesty, I would like to have my 
views represented and raise 
some questions. Basically, I 
believe Carter did the right thing 
in granting amnesty to the draft 
evaders who were not involved in 
any acts of force or violence. 

I would like to know what 
makes Mr. Elinsky think that if 
there were another war, there 
would be no one to fight it. The 
President has quietly granted 
amnesty after every war, 



although it has never become a 
big issue. I also think there will 
always be a certain amount of the 
people who think war is a great 
fun thing, or may be just their 
duty, and feel obligated to get out 
there and kill. 

I also question Mr. Johnson's 
concern over what is morally 
right. Mr. Johnson does not 
believe it is moral for one to 
evade the draft and be allowed 
back into the U. S. Mr. Johnson, 
do you believe the war was 
moral? The Vietnam War, as all 
wars are, was fought immorally. 
The war crimes committed by 
our own American GI's are 
atrocious. I could emumerate on 
these crimes, but I suggest to 
understand the seriousness and 
depth of the war crimes, you read 
the chapter on war in Susan 
Brownmiller's Against Our Will. 
If you think that what the Nazis 
did to the Jews is disgusting, read 
what the American GI's did to the 
Vietnamese. Then ask yourself 
who did what was morally right. 

All of the young men protestmg 
found amnesty to be a "slap in 
the face" to the more than 
28,000,000 veterans still living 
today; while Mr. Johnson also 
stated that the Vietnam war 
veterans have been hassled 
enough. It seems to me that 
although the war was rough on 
them, many of them seem to be 
living in the glory of the "old war 
days." My uncle, Capt. John 
Fellowes USN, was a POW for a 
number of years, where he 
suffered greatly. I have seen his 
wife and him fly off to Las Vegas, 
Puerto Rico, and other various 
places, all expenses paid (flight, 
hotel, meals, and even spen^g 
money). He is a very good 
speaker and loves to tell 
audiences his stories of torture, 
which he is often paid to do. He 
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does not seem to be running into 
any hassles now and should not 
feel insulted; America has done 
what it could for htm. He did what 
was right for him, and those who 
went to Canada did what was 
right for them. 

I would also like to add to these 
T-shirt wearing protesters, that I 
think that the wording of their 
shirt is in poor taste and very 
tacky, as well as sexist. 

As for those who question 
Carter's compassion, I question 
the compassion of those many 
American GI's who raped, killed, 



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and dismembered the bodies of 
many helpless pleading women 
and children villagers in the 
hundreds of My Lai type 
incidents. How compassionate is 
that? 

I believe that we should raise 
Longwood's flag in observation of 
Carter's decision to do as the 
presidents before him have done, 
and allow the draft dodgers back 
to their home. This immoral war 
is over and probably is best 
forgotten for awhile. 

Sincerely, 
Lisa Fellowes 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 8, 1977 




Atlanta Ballet Company 
To Perform February 13 



By SANDY WILLUMS 

An outstanding cultural event 
is soon to take place at 
Ungwood. The Atlanta Ballet, 
one of the finest professional 
ballet companies in the country, 
will perform in Jarman 
Auditorium, February 13, at 8:00 
p. m. 

As the United States' oldest 
company, the dance group is 
noted for their many 
accomplishments. In 1970, the 
National Association for the 
Regional Ballet named them a 
"Major Company." The Atlanta 
Ballet is one of four out of four 
hundred to receive such an honor. 
Moreover, in 1973, then Governor 
Jimmy Carter, signed a 
proclamation initiated by the 
Georgia State Legislature 
proclaiming them "The State 
Ballet Company of Georgia." 

In June of 1973, the artistic 
director, Robert Bamett, formed 
the Atlanta Ballet Touring 
Ensemble, which is comprised of 
ten principal dancers. The 
touring ensemble is a member of 
the National Endowment for the 
Arts Dance Program. The 
traveling group has had a varied 
program since its inception. In 
addition to performances 



Pageantry And Scenery Highlight 
The Pallisers^ PBS' New Serial 



By BRIDGET SCHERZ 

"Love?" snarls the Duke from 
his glass of claret, "Love?. ..I 
thought we were talking about 
marriage." And so begins the 
saga of Glencora McCluskie and 
her stock-merger marriage to 
Plantagenet Palliser in the PBS's 
episodic presentation of Anthony 
TroUipe's novel The Pallisers. 

This new addition to the library 
of television novels, chronicles 
the romantic and political 
fortunes of an elite circle of high 
society during the late Victorian 
Era. Contemporary British 
novelist Simon Raven adapted 
the gigantic 4,400 page work, 
organizing the action and 
character relationships and 
modernizing the dialogue into a 
workable television script that 
will air for a sequence of twenty- 
two episodes. 

The first segment, presented 
Monday, January 31 began with 
the proverbial ill-fated marriage 
of "frivolous" Glencora 
McCluskie to the noble, but 
boring, Plantagenet Palliser. 
Palliser's uncle, the Merril- 
Lynch of matchmaking, 
threatens to cut his potential heir 
off from his estate unless he 
marries the socially and 
financially affluent Glencora. 
Plantagenet, in need of economic 
backing to run for public office, 
reluctantly ends his intellectual 
relationship with I^dy Dumbello 
and agrees to propose to 
Glencora. The Duke assures him 
that in time they will grow to love 

one another. If not, after she 



throughout the Southeast, the 
touring ensemble participated in 
the 1974 Alaska Festival of Music 
in Anchorage. This was the first 
time a professional ballet 
company extensively toured the 
state of Alaska. 

Though the dancers have 
acquired a great amount of fame, 
one of their main goals is to 
entertain and to iriorm those 
individuals who are not 
knowledgeable in this area of the 
art world. In conjunction with the 
National Endowment for the Arts 
and the Georgia Council for the 
Arts, the Atlanta Ballet Touring 
Ensemble completed its second 
annual community tour of 
Georgia. The Company has 
visited as many as seventeen 
small towns throughout the State, 
introducing dance to some of the 
more remote parts of Georgia. 
During these tours, the dancers 
find time to stop at places of 
confinement to dance before 
audiences with little or no 
exposure to the outside world. 

Longwood is fortunate to have 
signed such an aclaimed and 
talented dance company. 
Hopefully, on February 13, 
everyone will take advantage of 
this educational and cultural 
event. 



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bears him a few sons he sees no 
reason why he can't find 
satisfaction elsewhere — provided 
that he is conscientious of 
"keeping scandal off the drawing 
room carpet and into the 
shrubbery where it belongs." 

There is no question as to 
whether Glencora will accept. 
Her guardian, I^dy Hoffeltop 
and her back-gate sidekick have 
already decided that she will not 
disgrace "the good family name" 
by becoming involved with that 
gambling, philandering, but 
dashing, Burgo Fitzgerald. 
Glencora submits and moves 
from meloncholy resignation to a 
fantasy-like determination to be 
a dutiful wife to Plantagenet. 

Passion and restlessness 
eventually overwhelm her sense 
of duty. Metric-minded 
Plantagenet cannot understand 
why she is bored with their 
European honeymoon, nor does 
he know what to do to appease 
her. The arrival of her cousin 
Ahce Vassor and her party 
(including Alice's ex-fiance 
George, who is Burgo's closest 
friend) takes care of Glencora's 
unhappiness and Plantagenet's 
problem of entertaining her. 
Through George she meets Burgo 
at a fencing exhibition and the old 
flame is burning again. 

Three-time Emmy award 
winner, Susan Hampshire, plays 
the role of Glencora. Her 
combination of physical delicacy 
and headstrong vivatiousness 
suit the part of the empassioned 
young aristocrat. Philip Ixitham, 



in the role of her husband, 
Plantagenet Palliser, acts as a 
soft spoken yet stern 
compliment. Generally, most of 
the characters presented so far 
are credibly portrayed. The only 
characterization that seems a 
little strained is that of Burgo 
Fitzgerald. The problem here is 
that the actor is physically 
distracting. He appears to be too 
young to have been a.s notorious 
as the other characters describe 
him. 

The production itself is visually 
exciting. The splendor and .self- 
indulgence of the Victorian alite 
is depicted in a co.stumed and 
scenic pageantry of color and 
movement. Havin^i been four 
years in the making, the 
production reflects a great .sense 
of care in historical as well as 
dramatic porspcctivtv Haven's 
co-ordination (. f plot and 
rendering of modern dialogue 
have conquered the "linio warp" 
that often makes older, vmtage 
works cunibersonu' to the 
modern reader. 

The introductory and epilodic 
supplements by British .stage 
actor Sir John (Jielgud also help 
to clarify historical, .social and 
political points. 

Try to catch this series. It is an 
entertaining, personal gliinp.se of 
the Victorian Mra m which 
people, much like ourselves, 
lived and loved. 



Dick Tracy^ The Daddy 
Of All Cops And Robbers 



Name_ 
Box. No. 



By JAN TURNER 

"Just throw 'em in jail and let 
'um-rot"-you can open almost 
any newspaper and read another 
exciting episode of Dick Tracy, 
the daddy of all cops and robbers. 
The square-jawed, plain-clothed 
cop is merely an imaginary 
figure in most of our minds, but 
when we sink down in our chairs 
and silently root for our hero, we 
know that somewhere there IS a 
cop such as he. 

Dick Tracy was born on 
September 1, 1931, to the Chicago 
Tribune. It was the original 
police comic strip. His inventor 
was Chester Gould, a man who 
worked diligently for many years 
and didn't make it to the top until 
Tracy came into the world. Gould 
needed a little help along the 
way, and he got it from his boss, 
Joseph Patterson. Patterson 
believed the comic strip was 
important to all people, and he 
saw to it that Dick Tracy became 
a full-fledged policeman. 

The original name for the strip 
wasn't Dick Tracy, it was 
Plainclothes Tracy, a name 
made up by GoiJd. It was 
changed later to the present day 
title by Patterson. He assured 
Gould that the new name would 
enchance a larger audience. 
What he said appeared to be true 
and still is today. It runs in over 
five hundred newspapers and the 
readership probably exceeds a 
hundred million. 

The comic strip has an 
interesting history behind it. Why 
was Dick Tracy ever created? 
For quite some time, Gould had 
been angered by the 




inconsistency of the police force, 
and the fact that criminals were 
still stalking the streets at night. 
He was even more disgusted with 
the way that the hoodlums 
performed their unchallenging 
tasks. So, he made up a hero-cop 
who would take the crooks into 
custody and MAKE the charges 
stick. Villians such as Flattop 
and Flyface committed crimes 
that sent chills up the spines of 
everyone. And oh yes, Dick Tracy 
had a soft spot left in his heart for 
the one and only, Tess Trueheart. 

The violent conflicts that had 
previously occurred in outer 
space and the jungle were now 
alive in the streets of our own 
country. And Mr. Tracy was 
there to save us all from harmful 
needs and grotesque robbers. 
Dick Tracy joined the police 
force because gangsters had 
murdered his fiance's father 
right in their own home. This was 
the first murder ever in a comic 
strip. The blood and guts that 
engrossed us all often caused 
some newspapers to drop the 
episode. But it was usually 
restored as soon as it was cleaned 
up a little. 

Tracy's hook nose and square 
jaw are familiar all over the 
world. Every other police comic 
.strip owes him something, such 
as a thank you, because without 
the invulnerable Dick Tracy, 
they never would have the stigma 
they do today. We all realize that 
in these busy times we rarely 
have a chance to relax and 
daydream about the almighty 
hero, but it's nice to know he's 
there just in case. 



3ann»t ooe. 
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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 8, 1977 



SPORTS 



Victory At Last 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

The Longwood men's 
basketball team upset Southside 
Community College 90^5 for 
their first victory of the season on 
Jan. 29. In the beginning, with 
sec down by only a few points. 
The L. C. team and fans sensed 
victory when Longwood pulled to 
a 52-39 lead at half time. 

Foul trouble plagued both 
teams. Ix)ngwood had 3 men foul 
out of the game in the second 
half. There were a total of 39 fouls 
in the first half, 26 against 
Ix)ngwood and 13 on Southside. In 
the second half there were only 
30, eighteen of which belonged to 
liOngwood. 

Southside had a lot of trouble 
controlling the ball. They were 
called for traveling and double 
dribbling quite often. 

Longwood showed much skill in 
taking command of the game. 
Their shooting percentage of 41 
per cent was an improvement 
over previous games. The high 
scorers were Greg Gilliam with 
22 points and Jimmy Yarbrough 
with 18 points. Both teams made 
good lay-ups, and Longwood 
made 78 per cent of their 
attempts. 

Coach McNamee said that the 
shot selections in the other games 
have been poor and he has been 
encouraging the guys to pass to 
men closer to the basket. He 
stated that in this game the 
players had more patience and 
did a better job of moving the 
ball. 

Hut on Monday, Jan. 31, the 
men lost to Ferrum by the score 
of 112-65. Ferrum's 7 man team 
worked well together and 
anticipated each other's moves 
effectively. They passed well and 
were able to make some good 



baskets. Several of the team 
members scored by dunkin{» the 
ball. 

liOngwood could not seem to get 
points on the board, giving 
F'errum an early lead which they 
retained throughout the game. At 
half time L. C. trailed by 30 
points. Longwood was only able 
to sink 38 per cent of their field 
goal attempts. Jimmy 
Yarbrough lead the scoring with 
20 points and Brian Welbaum had 
12. Ferrum was able to 
practically shut out Ivongwood 
under the boards, only giving 
them 18 rebounds. Brian 
Welbaum got 7 of them. 

McNamee commented that 
Ferrum just out executed 
Longwood. The coach felt that L. 
C.'s defense was good; their 
press worked causing Ferrum to 
have 22 turnovers. But Ferrum's 
defense also pressured L. C. into 
giving up the ball 38 times. 

Longwood has had some injury 
problems lately. Several of the 
players have shin-splints and 
ankle problems. Jimmy 
Yarbrough had to leave the 
Ferrum game with 3 minutes 
remaining due to a troublesome 
leg. 

The team's most exciting game 
took place on Feb. 2 against Mary 
Washington. Longwood had lost 
to them earlier in the season by 28 
points when they went to 
Fredericksburg. 

In their home game, the score 
was 33-25 in favor of Mary 
Washington coming into the 
second half. Our guys came out 
fired up and began to cut down 
the lead. Finally L. C. caught up 
and it became a very intense ball 
game. With 13:39 left in the 
second half, a technical was 
called on the MWC bench. The 





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CORRECTION. 

In last week's paper (Feb. 
1), it was stated in the article 
"Swimmers Concerned Over 
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guest's lead was cut to only 4 
points after the free throws. 
Jimmy Yarbrough tied the score 
by making a lay-up and sinking 
two free throws awarded to him. 

The crowd rose to its feet in the 
excitement and roared as their 
team caused turnovers by 
playing great defense, which 
helped give them the lead. 

Due to mistakes in the final 
seconds of the game, Longwood 
retained a 3 point lead and won 
their second game of the season, 
by a score of 67-64. Our guys 
deserve a lot of credit for never 
quiting. In the Mary Washington 
game, they used many types of 
defenses, a 1-3-1 zone, a 2-1-2 
zone, and a 1-2-1-1 full court press 
which helped cause MWC to 
turnover the ball 24 times and 
create 17 steals. I.x)ngwood lost 
the ball 28 times. 

The leading scorers for the 
game were Jimmy Yarbrough 
who had 17 points, Greg Gilliam 
had 14 points, and Benny Shaw 
with 13 points. L. C. put in 40 per 
cent of their field goal shots and 
had 68 per cent from the free 
throw line. 

Coach McNamee was 
extremely proud of his team for 
making a second half come-back 
to win the game. He said that 
their changing defense and 
offense created the pressure 
needed to offset Mary 
Washington's height advantage. 

The men will be on the road for 
the next two weeks, playing 
Ferrum and Radford. Their next 
home game is Feb. 22 against 
Southside Community College. 




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Women's Fencing 
Gaining Experience 



Public Service Advertisement 

for the President's Council 

on Physical Fitness 



ByDEANNAVANWEY 

The Fencing Team, coached by 
Miss Sally Bush, is looking very 
good this season. Although it is a 
very young group, from the 
matches they have competed in 
already this season, they have 
shown that they are fighters and 
have the potential to be a 
championship intercollegiate 
team in time. Right now, though, 
they need to get a little 
experience. 

Members of the team include 
Susan Sparkman, a sophomore 
and the only returning player, 
Francoise Aubry, a senior and 
freshmen Missy Walker, Alda 
Brown, Cindy Morris, Angle 
Anthony, Laurie Delong, Sara 
Camacho, and Mary Diller. 

The team played in many 
tournaments before their season 
started that were individual other 
than team events. Included in 
these tournaments were the 
Washington, D.C. Open, the 



Women's State Foil Competition 
and Longwood's Fencing Open. 
In all three of these Susan 
Sparkman placed and Alda 
Brown reached the semi-finals. 
In the Women's State Foil 
Competition Cindy Morris and 
Missy Walker also reached the 
semi-finals. 

There has only been one 
intercollegiate match in which 
Longwood has participated in so 
far this season. This was a Quad- 
meet against the strong and 
highly experienced N.C. State, 
Lynchburg College and R-MWC, 
^0 is Longwood's old time 
challenger at this sport. 
Longwood lost against all three, 
but gave a good showing. 

Longwood has two more home 
matches this season. On 
Feburary 16 they play R-MWC 
and on February 21 they play 
Lynchburg. They should both be 
very good matches. Come out and 
support your fencing team. 



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THE ROTUNDA. Tuesday February 8, 1977 



SPORT FOLLIES 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 

FOLLY I: A ChUd No More 

My previous articles have often 
made mention of "my new baby" 
the gymnastics team. Well, the 
"baby" came of age last week as 
the tumbleweeds upended 
defending state champs VPI & 
SU in a tri-meet at the University 
of Virginia. In the frosty U.Va. 
gymnasium, the Longwood 
Indies amassed 69.75 points to 
better Techs' 66.90 and U. Va.'s 
64.25. Longwood outscored both 
teams in floor exercise, vaulting 
and bars, but failed to place 
anyone in the beam. (Have to 
work on that one, girls!) 

In this meet, each school 
entered four performers per 
event, the top three scores going 
toward the team totals. In most 
meets, four all-around gymnast 
plus two specialists are entered, 
with the top four out of six scores 
counting toward the final team 
total. Longwood took a first and 
second in vaulting; Margie 
Quarles with a 6.25 rating and 
DeDe Kirkpatrick with 5.85. Lisa 
Haynes placed first in floor 
exercise with 6.65 and Kim 
Furbee followed with a close 
second place score of 6.25. First 
place in the unevens went to LC's 
DeDe Kirkpatrick with a 6.45; 
Wendy Oliver placed third with a 
5.75. 

This spunky group of rascals 
are coming up in the world — a 
mark of a well-coached squad 
with dedicated participants. 
They are young and spirited; 
confident but not cocky. Hard 
work and dedication has brought 
them this far; hopefully it will 
take them further at the state 
meet in February. No 
predictions, no promises; just a 
little bit of practice and a little bit 
of prayer. 

FOLLY II: 

It was a so-so week in the world 
of basketball at ole LC. The 
weeks' campaign saw Longwood 
topple VCU by a 82-63 tally. VCU 
never posed much of a threat; I 
think the LC "iron poor blood" 
was contagious (thank 
goodness). Longwood held a 
comfortable 49-27 halftime lead 
in a game that saw all LC players 
on the scoreboard. Sue Rama 
lead the Longwood scoring 
column with 23 points. 

The week end took Longwood to 
the backroads of North Carolina, 
and unfortunately a backseat to 
the NC teams. The JV's were the 
only victors on the trip as they 
stopped the East Carolina JV's 
by a score of 65-55. The first half 
was a see-saw battle with neither 
team being able to post a 
substantial margin. With 9:24 left 
in the game, LC went up 49-45 and 
was not to be headed again. With 
the help of freshman Kitty 
Hughes' 19 points, the JV record 
moved up a notch to seven wins 
and one loss. 

The varsity bit the dust as they 
were defeated by the Lady 
Pirates 89-80. Longwood was off 
to a slow start, not being able to 
contain the ECU penetration. 
Anita Stowe had the hot hand and 
kept the team within striking 
distance. With 7:42 left in the first 
half, liOngwood tied it up and the 
teams exchanged baskets for the 
remainder of the half. The second 
half was a problem. Longwood hit 
several minutes of hot and cold 
shooting, and unfortunately more 



cold than hot. The killer instinct 
was lacking despite the high 
scoring game. Anita Stowe hit for 
19 points, Linda Baumler for 18 
(plus a game high of 21 rebounds) 
and Maryjane Smith chipped in 
17. I thought both teams played 
well, and this was a good 
example of sportsmanship at its 
best. The ECU squad was very 
hospitable, now contrast that 
with the N.C. State team. Don't 
get me wrong; the State team is 
worthy of its national ranking 
(ninth). But that doesn't explain 
their lack of humanism. These 
people were tacky from the word 
go. But back to the subject. 

The LC-State game started 
with a bang as each team chose a 
run-and-gun offense. State had a 
definite height advantage and 
used this to deny Longwood the 
second and third shots under the 
basket. The end of the first half 



saw Longwood trailing the 
Wolfpack 38-30. The second half 
was a bummer-Longwood 
couldn't score and couldn't keep 
the State team from scoring. 
State outscored Longwood 62-18 
in the second half, making the 
final score Longwood 48, N.C. 
State 100. 

The JV didn't have too much 
luck either as they dropped their 
final game of the season to a 
much taller State team, 83-50. 
Debbie Brown and Terry 
Donohue got into early foul 
trouble and had to be taken out, 
which took away what bit of 
height we did have. The JV's 
were also plagued with hot and 
cold spurts, which conclusively 
doesn't win games. Nevertheless, 
the JV's finish the year with a 7-2 
record, and thanks for not 
making my prediction wrong. 
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By MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

If any of the recreational 
therapy majors were uncertain 
as to the nature and the rewards 
of their field, those uncertainties 
were instantly dissolved last 
Thursday by Miss Julie Burton. 
Miss Burton, a recreational 
therapist with the Chippenham 
Hospital in Richmond, talked 
with recreational therapy and 
physical educational majors, 
outlining the program with which 
she is involved. 

In an informal atmosphere, 
stopping to answer questions as 
they arose, Miss Burton 
described the environment in 
which she works. The 
Chippenham Hospital is a new 
and private hospital, considered 
a model for community health 
complexes, with every 
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psychotherapy, group therapy, 
hydrotherapy, occupational and 
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recreational therapy program. 

Miss Burton warned the girls 
that when they got out into the 
field, the ideal .situations 
presented in text books very 
rarely exist. She illustrated her 
point by comparing the virtually 
non-existent facilities in Tucker 
Hospital, her first place of 
employment, to those unlimited 
facilities exisiting at 

Chippenham. Also emphasized 
was the needed creative capacity 
of a recreational therapist. In a 
situation where the recreational 
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needed when an abundance of 
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The audience responded with 
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THE ROTUNDA. 



Tuesday, February 8, 1977 



Judicial And Residence Board Procedures 



ByTERRIVOrr 

Judicial Board and Residence 
Board would like to provide the 
student body with more insight 
into the Judicial Board and 
Residence Board procedures. 
The following information 
concerning the procedures was 
provided by Gay Kampfmueller, 
Chairman of Judicial Board, and 
Sara Jo Wyatt, Chairman of 
Residence Board. 

Judicial Board 
Procedures 

When an infraction of the 
Judicial Board code has been 
reported to a member of the 
Judicial Board, the chairman and 
vice-chairman conduct an 
informal investigation with the 
accused studentfs). If the 
informal investigation deems it 
necessary for a trial, the accused 
will be requested to appear 
before the Judicial Board for a 
formal investigation. 

During the formal 

investigation, over which the 
chairman presides, the facts 
gathered from the informal 
investigation are presented to the 
Judicial Board. The student is 
given the opportunity to present 
her case ( at which time a student 
counsellor may be present), and 
then the board members may 
question the student to clarify 



any discrepancies. 

After all testimony has been 
presented, the board members 
deliberate among themselves 
upon the decision. Excluding the 
chairman, each board member 
has the right to vote on a penalty. 
Once a decision has been 
reached the student and 
counsellor are called into the 
room and presented with the 
verdict. 

Residence Board 
Procedures 

Infractions of the Residence 
Board code are reported to the 
Chairman of Residence Board 
who then contacts the vice- 
chairman. These two board 
members conduct an informal 
investigation of the accused 
student with the vice-chairman 
presiding over the investigation. 
If the informal investigation 
deems it necessary for a trial, the 
student will be asked to appear 
before the Residence Board for a 
formal investigation. 

During the formal 

investigation, the vice-chairman 
presides and presents the facts 
gathered during the informal 
trial to the entire Residence 
Board. The student will give her 
testimony (at which time her 
counsellor may be present), and 
the board members will be given 
an opportunity to ask questions to 



Legislative Board Urges 
Student Input 



By DEBBIE WEBB 

As most of you remember, last 
semester and before there were 
rashes of false fire alarms being 
[)ulled in some of the dorms. The 
Legislative Board is presently 
looking into ways to prevent this 
from occurring in the future. 
P^veryono's help would definitely 
be apprecioted. 

Students are needed to work on 
the Help-Out and Evaluations 
committees. If anyone is 
Hit crested, they should contact 
I'ither Linda Crovatt or Terry 
Voit. 

Plans are being made at this 
tune for Student Government 
Day to be held m the spring. 
Senior Billio Brightwcll is 
ihairing the committee for the 
day, and there is the strong 
po.ssibility that the event will 
actually cover two to three days. 
This will allow the students and 
faculty to .spend more time 
logcther, which is the main 
purpose of the activity. 

The Student Government 
retreat for next year will be held 
approximately two weeks after 
the academic year has begun. It 
\m11 l)e open to the entire student 
body The delay in the retreat 
from previous years will allow 
students to become settled and 
give them time to think about 
Items they want to discuss. 

Longwood has returned to the 
idea of a head table in the Dining 
Hall At this tune, the people 
sitting at the Head Table are the 
chairmen of Judicial, 
Legislative, and Residence 



Boards, the vice-chairmen of 
Legislative and Residence 
Boards, the editor of the 
Rotunda, lAA Presidents, and the 
chairman of Student Union. The 
actual table is the same one as 
before, the first one on the right 
as you enter the dining hall. All of 
these people plan to be at the 
table at 1:00 every afternoon if 
possible. In this way, students, 
faculty, and administration alike 
know where to find these students 
to talk to them. 

An effort is being made to 
utilize the hall presidents more. 
On February 14, after Birthday 
Dinner, all halls in all dorms will 
have hall meetings. The purpose 
of the meetings is to get imput 
from you. The students, 
concerning anything that needs 
to be discussed. From the 
meeting, the hall president will 
take the ideas to the dorm 
president, who will take them to 
Legislative Board. Everyone is 
urged to attend their hall meeting 
on February 14, and get their 
ideas into action! 

As you may have noticed, the 
press conference scheduled for 
Feb. 1 was not held. Other 
activities posed conflicts; 
however, the press conference 
will be held later this month, so 
hold on to your ideas and 
questions. 

Students are reminded that 
they are invited and urged to 
attend Legislative Board 
meetings. They are held in the 
Reading Rooms on Monday 
nights, at 7:00 p.m. 



clarify any misunderstandings. 

After all testimony has been 
heard, the members of Residence 
Board deliberate among 
themselves to review the facts 
and decide upon a verdict of 
innocence or guilt. If the student 
is found builty, the members, 
exluding the vice-chairman will 
then vote on a penalty for the 
student. All members of the 
board have a vote in these 
decisions, and once the decision 
has been reached, the vice- 
chairman will call the student 
and her counsellor into the Board 
Room and present the decision 
and penalty. 

The student has the right to 
make an appeal of any decision 
handed down by either Judicial 
or Residence Board. This appeal 
must be presented in writing to 
the chairman of the Appeals 
Committee. Any student who 
wishes to make an appeal of the 
decision by the Appeals 
Committee, may do so to the 
President of the College. If a 
Student wishes to appeal a 
decision of the President of the 
College, she may do so to the 
Executive Council of the Board of 
Visitors. 

In the past, there has been 
controversy between and among 
the students concerning Judicial 
and Residence Board 
procedures. You, the student 
body, have read the procedures 
for these two boards— IS THERE 
NEED FOR A CHANGE? YOU 
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LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1977 



NO. 15 



A Variety Of Talent Displayed 

During Black Culture Week 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 
And DEBBIE MOUL 

Last week across the nation 
Americans observed Black 
Culture Week. Longwood College 
actively participated in the event 
by bringing to the surface the 
talent of the college black 
students. 

Throughout the week, talent 
manifested itself in various ways. 
There were dramatic productions 
displaying the talent of those 
acting and producing. Others 
expressed their talent through 
music and dance. 

Aside from the talent of the 
performers, the talent of those 
poets, playwrights and musicians 
authoring the original material 
should not be neglected. 
One-Acts Display 
Student Playwright 
I And Student Talent 

I "Do not lump us together . . . 
We are individuals." This is the 
plea of "Comers," the first of the 
two one-act plays by Jacqui 
Singleton presented during Black' 
Culture Week. "Comers* was 
presented Monday, February 7, 
in the Studio Theater. Laurie 
Jones, Paulette Daniels, Sharon 
(Kool-Aid) Miller, 'Charlene 
Wilboume, Louise Nowlin and 
Renee Anderson made the 
dialogues come alive as the 
audience listened to the story of 
black Americans. 

From Africa to slavery, from 
slavery to emancipation, from 
emancipation to the struggle to 
be truly free Americans — 



"Comers" touches painfully yet 
proudly on these moments of 
American history and black 
American heritage. It is the 
design of the playwright within 
the play to "present varying 
degrees of black awareness," but 
as the play ends, the audience 
knows "the real knowledge 
comes in knowing individuals." 
"For Those Who Aren't 
Allowed To Play the Game!!", 
the second of the one-acts, was 
performed Wedensday, February 
9, in the jam-packed Studio 
Theater. The plot centers around 
Willi (Audrey Simms), and her 
twin brother and sister, Clifford 
(James Braxton) and Clarisse 
(Anna Butler). Since their 
mother's death two years ago, 
Willi, Clifford and Clarisse have 
been trying to make it on their 
own. Willi is a neighborhood 
attorney, while Clifford and 
Clarisse still attend high school. 
Willi attempts to be the mother 
figure for two "independent" 
teen-agers. After a moming of 
particularly loud arguments with 
Clifford and Clarisse, Willi finds 
herself being advised by her 
sympathetic, but nosey neighbor, 
Roberta (AUie Chaffin). Roberta 
tells Willi that she should stop 
being the referee and start 
"playing the game." 

Playing the game leads Willi to 
some interesting experiences. 
She meets Clarisse's 25-year-old 
boyfriend, Ernest (James 
Yarbrough) . Ernest tries to move 
in on Willi and is promptly kicked 



out. Clarisse is both jealous and 
hurt. 

Meanwhile, Clifford is falsely 
accused of stabbing a white boy 
at school, but Willi says he must 
find another attorney because 
she's not going to defend him. 
When the stabbed boy's mother, 
Mrs. Reynolds (Susann Smith) 
and her attorney, Mrs. Grace 
(Barbara Brogaon) come to 
interrogate Clifford, Willi stands 
up for her brother and sends Mrs. 
Reynolds and Mrs. Grace home. 
Soon Clarisse comes home 
after realizing that Willi was only 
trying to protect her from Ernest, 
who was a real "punk". Willi 
Clifford and Clarisse are once 
again a family. 

"For Those Who Aren't A- 
Uowed To Play the Game!!" 
brought laughter and sympathy, 
and a great deal of applause. 

In a conversation after the 
play, Jacqui said that she had 
written both plays during 
Christmas break. "Comers" was 
written especially for Black 
Culture Week. Certainly both 
plays added to the observance of 
Black Culture Week, just as 
every Singleton production has 
added to Longwood College life 
for all students. 

Varied Talent 

In Production 

And Presentation 

The Afro-American Student 

Alliance provided much charm, 

style, wit, and drama during two 

of the scheduled events for Black 

Culture Week. 




TONIGHT 



By SANDY WILLIAMS 

Get ready to sit back, relax, 
and savor the music of the 
promising William Parker. This 
lyric baritone will be performing 
tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Wygal 
Building. The admission is free. 

Whether he sings opera, in 
recital, or with orchestra. 
William Parker is always praised 
for the art and beauty of his song. 
This talent has secured his 
winning many singing contests 
all over the world. As a soloist in 
the United States Army Chorus, 
he began to gamer prizes in 
various competitions. 

In 1971 Mr. Parker received 
first prize in the Paris 
International Singing 
Competition and also the special 
Poulenc Prize. In addition to his 
two years in the roster of the 
Vienna Volksoper, Mr. Parker 
has sung with the Operal du 
Rhin'in Strasbourg and in 
broadcast opera performances in 
Paris. 

Because of Parker's wide 
experience and past history of 
success, this event, sponsored by 
the Visiting Artist Series and the 
Student Union, should prove both 
moving and eloquent. 




Jacqui Singleton, one of Longwood's most talented artists. Photo 
Nancy Cosier. 



The Ebony "Fashion Flair" 
presented Wednesday night in the 
Gold Room exhibited various 
ensembles for an evening out 
with your man, a casual Sunday 
lunch or an evening at home. The 
styles of modeled clothing ranged 
from a gray pin-striped three- 
piece suit to a balck, yellow, 
green, and red tent style sundress 
tying at the shoulders. 

Many of the ensembles 
displayed were through the 
courtesy of Cato's, Leggett's, and 
Baldwin's department stores. 
Other modeled clothes were 
created by the girls themselves. 
Valerie Davis created one 
fashion, and Laurie Jones 



created three of the charming 
outfits displayed. 

Piano music, emcees and 
colored lights added the final 
touch to the lovely presentation. 

A touch of wit and drama 
surfaced Thursday evening in the 
student directed variety show, 
"To Be Young, Gifted and 
Black." Anita Cameron 
introduced the acts, which 
ranged from melodramatic and 
reverent poems about salvation 
and identity, to the sophisticated 
ladies, Charlene and Kool-Aid, 
who freely strutted their stuff on 
stage. 

Some individuals of note were 
(Continued on Page 6) 



Alpha Kappa Alpha, Longwood^s 
Newest And First Black Sorority 



By DEBBIE MOUL 

Much recognition has been 
given to the new male colony, 
Sigma Phi Epsilon, but the 
attention should now be focused 
on I.>ongwood's new sorority, 
Alpha Kappa Alpha. AKA, a 
service sorority was founded in 
1908 at Howard University in 
Washington, D.C. 

Several individuals have 
worked diligently since last 
March to get AKA on the campus, 
and having been successful, AKA 
was pledged and initiated last 
Sunday. There are now twelve 
black members, Sharon Miller, 
"Kool-Aid", is the president of 



the sorority, and l.«lia Austin, 
Doreen Nunnally, Betty Reed, 
Beulah Bolden, Brenda Hamlett, 
Cheryl Bailey, Thomasine 
Harris, Audrey Sinuns, Grace 
Hardy, AUie Marie Chaffin and 
Connie Barbour are acting 
members. 

AKA's colors are pink and 
green and the flower is the pink 
tea rose. AKA is known 
nationwide for singing, a part of a 
black .sorority's culture. On 
February 19th, the sorority will 
receive their chapter name. 

Although there have been 
many trials and tribulations, 
AKA is here to stay! 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 15, 1977 



Works Of Bob Dylan Being Offered 
On Campuses Across The States 



By RUSS SMITH 

(CPS) — "Twenty years of 
schoolin' and they put you on the 
day shift," whined Bob Dylan in 
1965. But now Dylan himself — 
after fifteen years of myth- 
building and paying literary dues 
— is being put back into schools, 
as Dylan seminars spring up on 
campuses around the country. 

It doesn't take a fortune teller 
or gypsy from Desolation Row to 
know that the next generation 
will find Dylan's words bound 
between Viking cloth covers, 
stacked 300 high in college 
bookstores, right next to 
Rimbaud and Whitman. In the 
coming years, it will be the 
professors and critics who were 
raised on Dylan that will be 
determining what is of "Literary 
merit," not their crotchety 
teachers who rejected "the 
youth's voice of the sixties." 

"Anyone who thinks Dylan is a 
great poet has rocks in his head," 
snorted a University of Vermont 
English professor in 1965, 
sunmiing up academia's attitude 
towards Dylan (himself a 
University of Minnesota drop- 
out). 

Not so long ago just a handful of 
maverick teachers were quoting 
Dylan's words, mostly graduate 
instructors who led clandestine 
discussions in seedy 
coffeehouses, seeking a respite 
from an outdated curriculum of a 



stuffy English department. Or 
the draft resisting music teacher 
who almost lost his for goading 
seventh graders into a secret 
verse of "Blowin' in the Wind." 

Today, Dylan is not only taught 
by legions of teachers throughout 
the country, but is thought by 
some to be the major poet of our 
era. 

In the last two years, courses 
dealing with Dylan have been 
offered at such diverse colleges 
as the University of Southern 
California, the State University 
of New York, Johns Hopkins 
University and Dartmouth 
College. 

At a recent meeting of the 
Modem Language Association in 
San Francisco, fifty scholars, 
almost all young English 
professors, gathered to discuss 
"The Deranged Seer: The Poetry 
of Arthur Rimbaud and Bob 
Dylan," and how Dylan's view of 
women has evolved from "macho 
posturing" to "reconciliation of 
the sexes." 

"I always use Dylan in my 
poetry classes, it's the most 
popular section of the course," 
says Belle D. Levinson, professor 
of English at SUNY at Geneseo. 
"Increasingly," she adds, 
students are more familiar with 
Dylan's songs, mostly because 
he's being taught in high 
schools." 

Levinson emphasizes the 



Longwood Pageant 
Judges Chosen Trom Area 



By LISA TURNER 

Preliminary judging for the 
Miss Longwood Pageant beg&n 
last night and will continue 
tonight. At this time, five judges 
will select 10-12 finalists for 
the April 2 pageant. They will 
do this on the basis of stage 
personality and poise, a short 
talent presentation and 
individual four minute interviews 
with each of the 20 contestants. 
The preliminaries are closed to 
the general public, so the results 
will be announced next week. 

How are the judges selected? 
According to Brenda Williams, 
Judges Chairman, the five judges 
for the preliminaries are chosen 
from qualified people in the area. 
None of them are affiliated with 
either Longwood College or any 
of the contestants. Judges were 
chosen by the pageant staff, 
which considered their 
backgrounds, their experience in 
judging or knowledge of music, 
dance or fachion. The five 
selected for the preliminaries are 



not the five wiio will judge the 
pageant itself. 

The preliminary judges are 
Mrs. J. Stokely Fulton (a local 
dance instructor), Douglas 
Kilpatrick, Righard Vaughn, 
Mrs. Robert Carter (an area 
merchant), and Dr. Albert 
Elmore (from Hampden-Sydney 
College). 

One very important thing the 
girls are competing for is a 
chance at one of three 
scholarships. According to the 
Miss America pageant's 
instructions for judges, the 
winner will not be merely a 
beauty queen; most importantly 
she must be intelligent, dignified, 
and possess poise and several 
other important qualities. 

The Longwood College 
Foundation has provided a $^ 
scholarship for the winner of the 
pateant. Long College 
Productions, Inc. will present two 
scholarships, $300 to the first 
runner-up and $150 to the second 
runner-up. 



"crucial links" between the 
poetry of Dylan and the French 
Symbolists, particularly 
Rimbaud and Baudelaire. She 
lectures about the similarity of 
Dylan's and Rimbaud's psychic 
trips, how both "were drained by 
drugs and came out with changed 
senses of perception." Their poe- 
try is that of "evocation and 
experience rather than descrip- 
tion." Levinson often compares 
Dylan's "Mr. Tamborine Man" 
to Rimbaud's "The Drunken 
Boat" since both poems are 
surrealistic, drug induced, 
mystical journeys. 

At Geneseo, two of Levinson's 
colleagues taught an 
interdisciplinary course on the 
music and poetry of Dylan that 
drew scads of student raves. 

The chairman of the Modem 
Language conference, Patrick 
Morrow of Aubum University in 
Alabama, agrees that Dylan's 
time has arrived in "higher 
learning" but stresses that it's 
mostly the junior colleges and 
state schools that are leading the 
trend. "Popular culture has not 
been accepted by most major 
colleges yet," he asserted. 
Morrow himself taught a pop 
culture course at USC which he 
found was extremely popular 
with students. 

Morrow, praising Dylan's 
eclectic taste in literature, 
explains, "Dylan is powerful 
because he has the vision to seize 
the spuit of a movement, much 
like Yeats." 

William McClain, professor of 
Gem^an at Johns' Hopkins in 
Baltimore, was tickled when a 
few of his stud<ents lincdvered 
direct parallels in the writings of 
Dylan and playwright Bertolt 
Brecht. "It's wonderful to know 
that the words and moods of 
Brecht are available through 
Dylan on the juke boxes of 
America!" McClain said. 

And at Dartmouth College, 
where a seminar called "The 
Songs of Bob Dylan" was offered 
last fall. Bob Ringler, a biology 
major, remarked, "It was one of 
the best courses I've had. I was 
somewhat skeptical at first, not 
knowing much about Dylan, but I 
found that some of his songs 
recreated the themes of 
Browning, Blake and Rimbaud." 

Dylan is only the latest in a long 
succession of renegade writers 
who were scorned by the literati 
of their day. Rimbaud was 
detested by the Parisian men of 
letters in the early 1870's, and 
was running guns in Asia before 
cultists succeeded in legitimizing 
his poetry. Whitman's masterful 
Leaves of Grass was banned for 
its "obscene and immoral 

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Dr. Sydnor Finishing 
Second Film Documentary 



By DEBBIE MOUL 

Dr. Charles Sydnor, Assis- 
tant Professor of History at 
Longwood is in the process of 
completing his second historical 
film documentary, dealing with 
the American occupation of 
postwar Germany. The one-hour 
film deals primarily with the role 
that the United States foreign 
policy played in Germany in the 
development of the Federal 
Republic of Germany. The 
program covers the period from 
1945 to 1949, and should be 
completed in the studio in about 
two weeks. 

• The documentary emphasizes 
the transition in postwar 
American foreign policy. It 
examines how the United States, 
under the leadership of General 
George C. Marshall, took its own 
initiative and decided to pursue, 
independently of the Soviet 
Union, a policy designed to 
reconstruct Germany, both 
economically and politically. 

The documentary is based on 
interviews with major 
participants in the American 
occupation of Germany, those 
individuals instrumental in 
formulating and executing 
United States foreign policy. 
They include General Lucius D. 
Clay, the military governor of the 



American zone in Germany; 
General Abril Hariman, the 
director of the European 
Recovery Program; John J. 
McCloy, President Roosevelt's 
assistant Secretary of War; 
Ambassador James W. 
Riddleburger, General Clay's 
State Department political 
advisor; Ambassador Robert D. 
Murphy, also one of Clay's 
political advisors; and 
Ambassador Earnest A. Gross, 
the deputy assistant Secretary of 
State. 

Dr. Sydnor's primary source 
for his work was his own 
knowledge. Secondary sources 
were secured from the National 
Archives Building in Washington, 
D.C. He is continuing working 
with Al Moffett, who is currently 
the Director of Communications 
for the Virginia Farm Bureau 
Federation in Richmond. 

Dr. Sydnor's initial film 
documentary, a biography of 
Hitler, is hoped to be aired on 
national television sometime this 
spring, but it could be deferred 
and scheduled for the fall 
television season. It will be shown 
in such cities as Harrisonburg, 
Roanoke, and Annandale. 

Once again, many 

congratulations are to be 
extended to Dr. Sydnor! 



College Republicans 
Attend State Convention 



OPEN MIKE NIGHT 
THIS WEEKEND IK THE SNACKBARI 

THURS., FEB. 17 8:00-10:30 
FRI., FEB. 18 3:00-5:00 
SAT., FEB. 19 8:00-10:30 

STUDENT TALENT 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

The Longwood College Re- 
publicans recently chartered 
with the College Republican 
Federation of Virginia. Pat 
Jones, one of the Longwood 
Republicans, attended the 
convention which took place from 
Feb. 4-6. On the club's behalf, she 
accepted an award which was 
conferred upon the Longwood 
Republicans as the Best New 
Club of the Year. 

The convention assembled to 
draw up and approve a plat- 
form, part of which was sent 
to the Virginia State 
Legislature. Convention speakers 
includedSenator Marshall 
Coleman and Delegate Wyatt 
Durrette, who are both seeking 
the Republican nomination for 
Attorney General; Senator Joe 
Canada, who intends to run for 



Lt. Governor and Lt. Gov. John 
Dalton. The keynote speaker was 
Richard D. Obenchain, the 
former co-chairman of the 
Republican National Committee. 
He spoke about the up-coming 
elections. 

Last semester the L.C. 
Republicans actively 
campaigned for Ford by working 
with the Farmville Senior Party, 
canvasing with Washington and 
Lee, distributing fliers 
conducting surveys and working 
with the mock elections. They 
also encouraged students to vote 
by absentee ballots, 
speak. 

This semester the club will be 
revising its charter, raising 
funds, and preparing for the 
November elections. A meeting 
will be held tonight at 7:00 in the 
Honors Council Room in 
Lankford. 



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On The Road^ Men^s 
Team Loses Both Games 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 15, 1977 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

On February 5, Longwood's 
men's basketball team traveled 
to Hampden-Sydney to take on 
the Tigers and on February 8 they 
went to play Ferrum. Longwood 
was unable to win either away 
game. Coach McNamee said that 
his team just did not play well. 
Both H-SC and Ferrum hurt 
Longwood on the boards by 
getting the rebounds and taking 
2nd and 3rd shots. They were able 
to out-shoot, out-rebound, and 
out-defend L.C. causing us to lose 
the ball 38 times against H-SC 
and 16 times against Ferrum. 

McNamee remarked that 

Longwood's shot selections in 

these games were better than 

they had ever been. The team 

■ was getting the ball down the 

Bcourt quickly and taking lay-ups 

pto play the best offensive ball 

game of the year. Even though 

Longwood hit 46 per cent to 48 per 

p cent of their shots from the field, 

their foul line shooting was not up 

to par. Also the "little men" on 

the Longwood squad, Jimmy 

Yarbrough and Bennie Shaw 

c-pulled down the most rebounds in 



Longwood: 


FG 


FT 


PF 


PI'S 


. Geoghegan 








3 





Gilliam 


10 


2 


4 


22 


Yarbrough 


12 


2 


2 


26 


', Alexander 


1 





3 


2 


Shaw 








1 





Tomlin 


5 


2 





12 


Strong 


n 





1 





' ftpgers 


1 





2 


4 


■ 1 jt 


29 


6 


16 


64 


"r^rrum: 
.itu^rt , 


FG 

11' 


,FT 




s 


: Bladek 


8 


3 


•2 


19 


' T^bbinson 


12 


1 


2 


25 


tiardines 


6 


4 


3 


16 


/Alston 


5 


5 


2 


15 


\^^ckson 


11 





3 


22 


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53 


17 


16 


123 



the H-SC game in which 
Longwood was defeated 132 to 59. 

Longwood only took eight team 
members to play the six man 
Ferrum team. Ferrum hit most 
of their shots and penetrated 
Longwood's defense to set up a 
half time lead of 59 to 30. The final 
score was 123 to 64. 

Lately there have been several 
team members who have been 
sick and this hurt Longwood in 
the last two games. 

This week Longwood has two 
games. One is away at Radford 
on February 17 and the other is at 
home on February 19 against 
Averett. Coach McNamee 
believes the Radford game will 
be tough, but he thinks his team is 
definitely capable of defeating 
Averett. 



Longwood: FG FT PF PTS 

Welbaum i o 

Geoghegan 2 o 2 4 

Gilliam 7 2 5 16 

Yarbrough 6 7 4 jg 

Stack 1 4 2 

Alexander 2 5 2 

Shaw 1 4 2 

Tomlin 1 2 2 4 

Strong 1 3 1 5 

Braxton 1 1 3 3 

Rogers 1 3 2 



21 17 34 



59 



H-SC: FG FT PF PTS 

Hughes 6 2 14 

Owen 6 3 3 15 

Henley 9 4 2 22 

Howlett 3 6 

Grover 3 3 l 9 

Gray 2 % 2 ,: j6 

Richmond 2 ^.5 ' \ ,. (4 

Kasuij 5 3 ".0".'''l3 

Godhold 

Tindall 6 5 2 17 

Jervey 3 12 3 18 

Cideman 4 4 8 

Ship 

49 34 25 132 




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Longwood gymnastics team in week end meet. Photo Nancy 
Cosier. 



FENCING 



FEBRUARY 



Feb. 11 
Feb. 16 
Feb. 18 
Feb. 21 



U. Va. Dual 
RMWC Dual 
N. C. State Dual 
Lynchburg Dual 



Home (Gym III) 
Home 7:00 P.M. 
Away 4:00 P.M. 
Home 6:00 P.M. 



SPORTS 



Longwood's Riding Team 
Gains Varsity Status 



ByDEANNAVANWEY 

Longwood's riding team, that 
has in past years been an interest 
group, gained varsity status this 
week from the Virginia Region of 
Intercollegiate Horseshowing 
Association. Coached by Ms. 
Sally Bush, this team did very 
well last fall and is looking 
forward to a good *season this 
spring, also. 

The team's first show of the 
season will be this week end at 
the Barracks, in Charlottesville. 
This show is sponsored by the 
University of Virginia Riding 
Club and starts at 11:00 a.m., 
Saturday morning. 



The team this spring consists of 
five riders, Debbie Cross, Dee 
Qenuner, Marg Jackson, Megan 
McDonald, and Julie Tracy. All 
five are experienced riders and 
should do very well. 

There will be four other shows 
this spring. Competition in these 
shows consists of eight divisions. 
Eligibility requires the rider to 
have scored in previous matches. 
Various Longwood riders are 
eligible for various classes, 
according to their past 
performances. 

The best of luck to these riders! 
Please come and show your 
support. 



SPORT FOLLIES 



By DIANNE HARWOOD 



FoUyl 

The sun was shining on the 
Longwood athletic teams this 
week as the gymnastics and 
basketball teams both escaped 
contest, with, narrow wi^. Tlie 
gymnastif' girls scored 104^65 
points to Appalachian State's 
close 100.85 and William and 
Mary's 83.4. Each squad entered 
six girls in each event, four all- 
around and two specialist. Of the 
six competing, the top four 
scored went toward the team 
total. 

The balance bean crew gave 
the strongest performance yet 
with Debbie Kinzel taking first 
place with 7.75. DeDe Kirk- 
patrick scored a 6.5; Bunny 
Wadsworth scored a 6.25. Margie 
Quarles took second in vaulting 
with a 7.9; DeDe Kirkpatrick 
placed third with a 7.75 rating. In 
floor exercise, Kim Furbee and 
Bunny Wadsworth tied for third 
with a 7.5. The unevens were the 
weak spot this week despite DeDe 
Kirkpatrick's 6.75 second place 
finish. Miss Kirkpatrick also took 
second place in all-around 
competition with a total 28.3 
points. The next gymnastics meet 
is Saturday, February 19 at 2:00 
in French Gym. East Carolina 
University will hopefully be the 
next to fall. Box scores later, on 
the basketball. 

Scorecard: Longwood 104.65; 
Appalachain State 100.85; 
William and Mary 83.4. 

Bars: Kirkpatrick — 6.75; 
Wadsworth — 4.65; Oliver - 4.65; 
Kinzel— 4.25; Bona — 3.15; Cress 
-2.7. 

Beam: Kinzel — 7.75; 
Kirkpatrick —6.5; Wadsworth — 
6.25; Cress — 5.5; Stenfaniga — 
4.65. 

Vault: Quarles — 7.9; 
Kirkpatrick - 7.75; Kinzel — 
6.85; Dunivant — 6.35; 
Wadsworth — 5.95; Cress — 5.75. 

Floor: Furbee — 7.5; 
Wadsworth — 7.5; Kirkpatrick — 
7.3; Hanes — 7.2; Kinzel — 5.5. 

Ail-Around: Kirkpatrick — 
28.3; Wadsworth - 24.35; Kinzel 
- 24.35; Cress - 20.85. 



Folly n 

The basketball team got back 
in the winners column (bravo!) 
this week with a 79-77 thrilling 
win over Radford College. Its 
been a while since the space 
queens have showed us what they 
itacapable of, so this victory is a< 
relief to all. 

The first half was all Radford 
as they controlled the boards and 
the nets. The fast tempo was 
slowed only by numerous fouls 
that hampered each teams 
performance. Radford held a 43- 
31 lead at the half, but the big 
story is the second half. 
Longwood started out with its 
normal coldness, until freshman 
Courtney Mills made her first 
(and possibly last) appearance in 
the game. Miss Mills provided 
the spark the LC team needed as 
she promptly came up with two 
steals that were converted into 
scores and then drove for the 
basket herself. Mills left the 
game shortly thereafter with a 
reoccuring taiee injury, but the 
LC girls were on their way. The 
game was tied at 64-64 with 6:49 
left in the game and was an 
exchange game until the buzzer. 
With six seconds left in the game 
and Longwood up by two, Mary 
Louise McCraw was tied up at the 
Radford end. Radford controlled 
the tap and took the shot, but a 
Linda Baumler block prevented 
the score, giving LC the 79-77 
decision. Sue Rama was high 
(point-wise) with 26, followed by 
Anita Stowe with 18. 

With the state tournament 
three weeks away, things are 
getting interesting. The 
"weaker" teams have upset the 
"stronger" teams, and vice 
versa. The state title is up for 
grabs. Seedings are next to 
impossible. What it will boil down 
to is who plays the best ball on a 
particular night. Just hope 
Longwood plays the best ball. 




Skiing Isn't just fun, 
glamour and 
excitement. 

It's health, fitness 
and happiness too. 



Skiers really know how to live. 
And knowing how to live is one of 
the secrets of a long life. To live 
better ... to live longer, means tak- 
ing the simple care to exercise well. 
Because regular exercise is the only 
way to keep ail of your 600 muscles 
in shape. Especially the most impor 
tantone - your heart. 

So, check into skiing at a ski area 
or shop near you. Or hike, or bike or 
play squash or swing a tennis racket. 
Join the people going for the 
good life. 




Pubjic Service Advertisement 
for theTresidteufs Council » 
on Physical Fitness 



Fencing Team 
Needs Support 



By Deamia Vanwey 

Longwood Fencer's again 
suffered this week from lack of 
experience. They competed in a 
tri-meet Saturday against 
William and Mary and Clemson, 
and a dual meet Tuesday night 
against Madison. Against all 
three teams Longwood looked 
strong. Statistics just do not show 
how very close the matches were. 

Against William and Mary, 
Longwood lost 3-13. The high 
scorer of the meet first team was 
Susan Sparkman, who won two 
out of her four matches. On the 
second team, who lost 2-10, Sara 
Camacho and Mary Diller were 
high scorers. 

Against Clemson, Longwood 
lost 4-12, but actually the match 
could have gone the other way 
easily. The first three bouts of 
this match went to label, which is 
a match point in which the score 
is even and the next touch 
determines the bout. Again Susan 
Sparkman was high scorer for 
the first team. The second tream 
lost 5-11. High scorer for this 
team was Francoise Aubry, who 
won three out of her four bouts. 

Tuesday night, against 
Madison, Longwood looked the 
best it has this season. After 
fourteen bouts the score was tied 
7-7, then Longwood faltered in the 
last two bouts, losing 7-9. 

February 21 the fencers have a 
match against Lynchburg at 
home. It might really help the 
team if it had a little school 
support. The match starts at 6:00 
p.m., please come. 



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THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 15, 1977 



FROM THE EDITOR . . 



Alas, the problems of coeducation. To hear some 
people talk you'd think that coeducation has yet to 
happen at Longwood, but like it or not, it is a fact. Men 
are living, and will continue to live on campus. The will 
continue to share classes with women, and they will on 
occasion eat at the dinner table with women. 

Yes, the intergration of males and females has 
occurred; unfortunately, the resulting atmosphere is a 
little less than aimiable. Obviously, the men on 
campus would not be here unless they wanted to be 
here; no one twisted their arms and they were well 
aware that they were among the first resident males. 
What they did not expect was resentment. There is no 
reason why the men should be subjected to such 
resentment. 

It seems rather sad that within a college 
community comprised of male and females of 
supposedly mature ages, that the two sexes cannot live 
in accord. The hostilities stem from various reasons, 
yet to those females who hope that through public 
hostility you will drive the males away, don't take 
yourselves too seriously. Should you succeed in turning 
away a few males this year, be assured that there will 

be more males next year. 

^m>. ens i ' 'i »k. '♦«.► Nr-.^J* ml loi^ii 

The college li^s* changed from' a sir?gfe s^ied 
college to a coeducational college, and it is unlikely 
that the change will reverse. As with all major changes 
there will be some transitional changes. The solution 
to the immediate problem, however, should be evident. 
We are all here together and we must learn to live 
together. If you should prefer to think of it as an 
educational experience, learning to live in a given 
situation, do so. Think of it as any experience you like, 
but please, let the bickering and resentment end so 
that we can all go on to better things. 



Talent-Not A Weekly 
Happening At Longwood 

Last week Longwood, as well as other colleges, 
celebrated the culture of black Americans by 
observing and participating in Black Culture Week. To 
those participants in the week's events, I'm sure that it 
was as educational as three hours of a week's lectures 
in any given class. To all students it should have been a 
time of awareness, of the realization that black culture 
and black talent does not merely emerge during one 
week of the year. It should be particularly easy to be 
reminded of such talent when the students of 
Longwood are constantly in the midst of the 
accomplished Jacqui Singleton. 

It seems that Jacqui has tried her hand in just 
about every medium of self-expression. Her success 
has been marvelous and there is no way to predict 
what future success awaits her. Jacqui, as a single 
individual is to be admired. She stands as a constant 
reminder of the talent and artistry which is present at 
Longwood. Praise for her, and others like her, should 
not be limited to only one week of the year. 




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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



Behavior Questioned 

Dear Editor, 

We have just returned from the 
Saturday night Coffeehouse 
featuring Jon Ims. It was a 
shame that a gifted performer 
was received in such a manner. 
Unfortunately, the worst of it is 
that this night's audience was 
considered the best behaved. We 
^jvMF? astounded when 4w rclerped ^ 
" to this night as the quietest of , the 
three. 

The audience was loud from the 
beginning, laughing and talking 
through most of his songs. To 
those of us who appreciated his 
music, this was most disturbing 
and very embarrassing. When he 
attempted to silence his hacklers, 
they were either tod drunk or too 
dense to notice that his comments 
were directed at them. The final 
insult came when he was asked to 
perform other people's music 
instead of his own, when he 
himself had so much to offer. 

We can only hope that in the 
future our guests will be received 
with more respect. 

Dottie Jerd 
Milly Homen 
Sarah Smith 



THE ROTUNDA 
ESTABLISHED 1920 

EDITOR Margaret Hammersley 

BUSINESS MANAGER AmyBlanks 

COPYEDITOR DaveGates. 

HEADLINES Anne Carter Stephens 

Dave Gates 
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STAFF WRITERS Bridget Scherz, Debbie Moul, 

Pam Kellett, Ike Stoneberger, Dave Gates, Debbie Northern, Dianne Harwood, Linda Cicoira. 

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Sandy Williams, Debbie Webb, Tom De Witt, Dan Corrie, Jan Turner, stacev Smith, Deanna 
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Published weekly during the coUege year with the exception of holidays and examination periods 
by the students of Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. Printed by the Farmville Herald. 

Opinions expressed are those of the weekly editorial board and its columnists, and do not 
necessarily reflect the views of the student body or the administration. 

Letters to the editor are welcome. They must be typed, signed and submitted to the editor by the 
Friday preceding pubhcation date. All letters are subject to editing. 



Social Rights 

Dear Editor, 

Is Longwood taking a step 
forward with the Men or a step 
backward with the Women? The 
women of Longwood have too 
long been oppressed and with the 
new male population at 
Longwood we feel a drastic need 
for a change in «ur social rights,, 
-Haying theinen-aH^iongwood had 
been the only positive change 
ever but, are we allowed to enjoy 
it — NO! Why should it matter 
how long you keep a male in your 
room if it is alright with your 
roommate and suitmates? 
Believe it or not the world does 
not stop turning at 1:30 a. m. and 
begin again at 2.00 p. m. on the 
week ends. If your thoughts of 
open hours don't coincide with 
this, I am sure someone will be 
there to remind you! Longwood 
women have a lot of growing up 
to do in minding their own 
business, they could learn a lot 
from the Longwood Men. Must 
everything go on in secrecy at 
Longwood College? If not "You 
have 24 hours to turn yourself 
in!" 

Concerned Females, 

Dorinda Childress 

Susan Wiley 

Mary Kay Romaine 

Patti Bova' 

Defense Statement 



Dear Editors, 

Two weeks ago, in the Rotunda, 
there appeared an article 
entitled, "Silk-Screen Sexism", 
written by a non-student advisor 
of the paper. It stated that the 
choice of wording used on the T- 
shirts by a group of Freshman 
males, who were trying to show 
their opinion on the amnesty 
decision of President Carter, was 
vulgar as well as sexist. 

I would like to state some of the 
facts to correcrt this conrmient. 
The statement that was so 
upsetting was, "1-21-77, Carter 
says. Pussy's come home". For 
some reason, you thought the 
word pussy was used so as to 
suggest that the worst way to cut 
down the draft resisters was to 
equate him to a woman. 

As one of the T-shirt wearers 
myself, let me set you straight. 
The definition of pussy we used 



means pussy as in "pussycat", 
and pussy cat is a synonym for 
coward. It comes from the old 
military expression, "are you a 
tiger or a pussy cat?", such as a 
fighter or a coward. If you read 
anything else into this, then 
you're the one with the dirty- 
minds. Besides that, I'd think 
you, as an advisor, would know 
.,th^ words and their meanings. 

I'd like to ^taie a personal 
opinion that is more serious than 
the wording of a shirt... the draft 
itself. I don't believe any person 
deserves the freedom he has in 
this country if he is not willing to 
fight for it. Our country was 
engaged in a shooting war, even 
though undeclared, and our 
government elected by the 
people, commited us to it. If the 
individual citizen is to be allowect 
to decide what is a good war or a 
bad one, our country could not 
survive. The condition where 
people decide which laws to obey 
is the ultimate in indivklual 
liberty. 

It may sound good but it is 
defined as anarchy. You can say 
you don't like the way the 
government is spending iff 
money on food stamps, building 
highways or supporting Israel. U 
you protest you don't pay your 
taxes, should you be pardoned? 
There's no difference. I believe 
Carter was wrong and still is. The 
people he should be taking care of 
are the Vets and MIA's. 

Thanks 
TomCurtin 



Letters to the editor are 
welcomed. They must be 
typed, signed and submitted 
by the Friday preceding the 
publication date. All letters 
are subject to editing. Letters 
chosen for pubhcation are 
done so soley by the discretion 
of the editor. Any exceptions 
must be made by the editor. 



Pages 



THE ROTUNDA, 



Tuesday, February 15, 1977 



The World Of The Black Artist 



Jacqui Singleton: Resident Artist 



: By SANDY WILUAMS 

Nine years ago she was writing 

'. "piddling little love stories that 

; didn't make much sense" and 

; had only begun taking piano 

^ lessons. Today, since high school, 

; she has had a play broadcasted 

; on an educational station, had an 

- essay published in a national 

■ magazine, written lyrics and 

^ composed the music for several 

) of our college plays, mastered 

' five musical instruments, and 

' has had many of her plays staged 

: at Longwood for the students and 

townspeople. This unique and 

talented individual is Jacqui 

Singleton, a Norfolk native, who 

is a senior English-Drama major. 

Miss Singleton started writing 

plays while still in high school. In 

1973, her senior year. Miss 

Singleton's creative writing 

*^: teacher noticed her exceptional 

writing ability and suggested that 

she try to have her play, 

"Through a Crack in the Wall," 

broadcasted on a Norfolk 

television station, WHRO. The 

local education station accepted 

. ; it. 

'' Her play writing did not stop 

'' there. She has written twenty- 

^ three plays since entering 

' Longwood. In the acting class, 

' every student is required to 

direct a play as a final project. 

'For the past three and one-half 

■ years, they have produced Miss 

Singleton's. In the past week, two 

^ 'more of her plays were staged. 

^-'"dbfrters," aiiart^tive With a 

'' cast of five, was given Monday 

night and "For Those Who Aren't 

* • Allowed to Play the Game" was 

held on Tuesday. This was an 

' opportune time for those 

unfamiliar with her productions 

^ "^ to be introduced to them because, 

''; as usual, they were a success. 

CREATIVITY 



Creativity, as seen through 
my eyes, 

Is more than can be 
imagined. 

It must be fondled and 
felt, as is 

The most sensitive of 
feelings on earth. 

How precious is mai iiiusi 

Miraculous wonder of all 

The freedom of my 

creativity. 
Inspirational to my soul. 
To it my vitality is 

chained. 

Asisrr 

I sit, facing the tube 
Seeing faces, businesslike 

faces 
I sit, staring at walls 
Empty except for that 

curio shelf 
Brother made it for 

mother. 
I sit retracing the years 
Through pictures painted 

of my sister 
And I, as children. 
I sit because I cannot stand 
The thought of being 

without you. 
I sit day and night 
My mind full of thoughts. 
I sit full of dreams 
That someday with you 
I sit, contented. 

— Valerie Davis 



Miss Singleton not only writes 
plays, but she also actively 
participates in them. As a 
member of the "Longwood 
Players," she has either had an 
acting part or been a crew 
member for every Longwood 
production since she has attended 
college. 

There are many other genre in 
which Miss Singleton 
demonstrates her writing ability. 
While still in high school, she had 
an essay entitled "Oreos," 
published in a national literary 
magazine. She also enjoys 
writing romantic or nature 
oriented poetry. She even has a 
continuous poem, "Essence," 
which she never ends but she 
keeps adding to it. 

Miss Singleton is also a whiz 
at writing, composing and 
singing songs, and at playing 
musical instruments. In the 
Longwood production of 
"Midsunmier Night's Dream," 
she played the bassoon. She 
wrote "Old Lace and Lilacs," a 
song used for "Restroom at 
Rosenblooms." However, her 
biggie was the song "Laura's 
Theme," which she composed for 
"The Glass Menagerie." This 
selection as so spectacular that 
Owen Philips, the director of the 
Barter Theater in Abingdon, 
requested that she tape and send 
it to Tennessee Williams. The 
instruments she has mastered 






I 



are the piano, flue, bassoon, 
drums and guitar. 

Miss Singleton does not merely 
use her musical talents to 
accompany plays. She played her 
guitar and sang for two weeks at 
the popular "Mousetrap," a night 
club in Charlottesville. 

Dancing should also be 
included in Jacqui's wide range 
of accomplishments. Last 
summer, as a member of the 
drama staff at Camp Louise in 
Cascade, Maryland, she served 
as choreographer for the 
musical, "Oliver." She also acted 
as the music director for their 
production of "Pajama Game." 

Naturally she plans a career 
around her many talents but 
wants first to receive her 
master's degree in fine arts in 
directing and playwriting. 
Following graduation, her 
choices of schools are Florida 
State or the University of 
California, Davis Campus. 

When asked the secret to a 
possible career in these areas, 
she responded, "It's important to 
get as much circulation as 
possible." She is well on her way 
because besides putting her 
various talents on public display, 
she has made three appearances 
on the Becky Livas Show, a local 
TV program in Norfolk. 

We are fortunate to be in the 
presence of such an outstanding 
coU^iagiie. 



Gwendolyn Brookes Pulitzer 
Prize Winning Annie Allen 



) I 




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<(< 



S^arbh For Extfac^otidPPIanets' 

lecture delivered by 

Dr. Peter van de Kamp 

1 :00 P. M. Today — Jeffers 



Lorraine Hansberry, 




We do not want them to 
have less. 

But it is only natural that 
we should think we have not 
enough. 

We drive on, we drive on. 

When we speak to each 
other, our voices are a little 
gruff. 

These powerful words come 
from a collection of poems 
entitled Annie Allen, composed 
by Gwendolyn Brooks. These 
poems enabled her to win the 
Pulitzer Prize in 1650, the first 
black to receive this award. 

Annie Allen is truly deserving ■ 
of the Pulitzer Prize. Annie Allen 
contains recollections, beginning 
with her childhood and 
continuing throughout her adult 

Art Credit 

In Europe 

A six-credit course in Art 
History, sponsored by the Art 
Department at Longwood 
College, will leave from Dulles 
Airport on May 16, 1977. The tour 
will include London, 
Paris, Florence, Rome, and 
Madrid, with excursions to 
Chartres, Assisi, and Toledo. 
After five weeks of studying and 
touring, the tour will return on 
June 16 from Madrid. 

Transportation lodging and 
two meals each day are included 
in the $1,529 package. Interested 
students should contact the Art 
Department before February 20. 



"A Challenge To Artists^^ 



By JACQUI SINGLETON 

Besides her having been a 
gifted woman of unlimited 
abilities, Lorraine Hansberry has 
been noted as a free-thinker, a 
woman who was not afraid to 
speak her feelings as well as 
write them. Background 
material on her life is somewhat 
limited but on October 27, 1962, at 
Manhatten Center at a rally to 
abolish the House Un-American 
Activities Committee, Miss 
Hansberry spoke to artists all 
over the world about their own 
ability to make noticable changes 
in a troubled country. And even 
though her speech contains very 
strong political over-tones, the 
underlying theme of a challenge 
to all artists cannot go 
unemphasized. 

Lorraine Hansberry was bom 
in Chicago to an upper class 
family. Her father was a wealthy 
businessman and former United 
States Marshal. She graduated 
from the University of Wisconsin, 
where she gained practical 
knowledge of dramatics from 
university and community 
theatres. At the age of twenty- 
seven, she wrote A Raisin in the 
Sun, which, directed by Negroes 
and performed by an all-Negro 
cast headed by Sidney Potier, 
became a Broadway hit, won the 



New York Drama Critic's Award 
for 1958 and was produced as a 
motion picture by Columbia 
Pictures. Miss Hansberry died of 
cancer in 1966. Two years later, 
exerpts from her published and 
unpublished works were 
performed in an off-Broadway 
production called To Be Young, 
Gifted, and Black. 

In her speech at the Manhattan 
Center, Miss Hansberry sited 
instances wherein the American 
people can become detached in 
the world. 

"...we can get to the place 
where we read only the theatre or 
photography or music pages of 
our newspapers. And then we 
wake up one day and find that the 
better people of our nation are 
still where they were when we 
last noted them..." 

She went on to talk about where 
artists are in the contemporary 
struggles. Some have made 
notable contributions. Some of 
the more serious actresses such 
as Shelly Winters and Julie 
Harris have associated 
themselves with some aspect of 
the peace movement and 
numerous other celebrities have 
made significant contributions to 
various groups and 

organizations. But where are the 
vast majority? In their studios so 



consumed with the idea of trying 
to find the meaning of life that 
they neglect the goings on of the 
world around them. In the 
contemporary arts, the rejection 
of the immediate world is no 
longer a mere grotesque threat, 
but a fact. Among her 
contemporaries. Miss Hansberry 
stated, the search for the roots of 
war, the exploitation of man, of 
poverty and of despair itself, is 
sought in any arena other than 
the one which has shaped the 
artists themselves. 

One must guard against 
becoming a puppet for public and 
political opinion. There are 
wrongs done as well as heroic 
deeds and neither of these 
realities can be over-looked due 
to what happens to be fashionable 
to sing, write, or paint at the 
time. Miss Hansberry suggested 
that since everyone hJas the right 
to freedom of expression they 
must rise and exercise the rights 
we are defending. 'We must 
paint them, sing them, and write 
about them." 

Today Miss Hansberry is no 
longer with us but her philosophy 
and strength as an artist and 
most important of all, a black 
woman, will remain eternal in 
the heart of every artist who ever 
desired to someday touch thus 
change the world. 



life, as a black living in a white 
world. She was frustrated, bitter, 
and angry at the way that blacks 
seemed to suffer such 
humiliation in their lives. She 
began writing whatever she 
thought she knew, or 
experienced. "I was to be a 
watchful eye, a tuned ear, a 
super-reporter," Miss Brooks has 
said. 

Her strong will and 
determination grew out of her 
expressions. After reading Annie 
Allen over several times, it's 
emotional and thought provoking 
feelings may ignite guilt within 
the reader. The poems that 
Gwendolyn Brooks has written 
are not only jottings on paper, but 
they were put there because she 
felt her people were lost in a 
myriad of others. We can learn 
from them, and can also hop over 
on the other side of the fence for 
awhile. 

Nobody is furious. Nobody 
hates these people. 

It is only natural, however, 
that it should occur to us 

How much more fortunate 
they are than we are. 

It is only natural that we 
should look and look 

At their wood and brick 
and stone 

And think, while a breath 
of pine blows, 

How different these are 
from our own. 



From Montage of a Dream 
Deferred 

CHILDREN'S RHYMES 

When I was a chile we used 
to play, 

"One — two — buckle my 
shoe!" 

and things like that. But 
now. Lord, 

listen at them little 
varmints! 

By what sends 
the ^ite kids 
I ain't sent: 
I know I can't 
be President. 
There is two thousand 
children 
in this block, I do believe! 
What don't bug 
them white kids 
sure bugs me: 
We knows everybody 
ain't free! 

Some of those ones is 
cert'ly bad- 
One batted a hard ball 
right through my window 

and my gold fish et the 
glass 

What's written down 
for white folks 
ain't for us a-tall: 
"Liberty and Justice— 
Huh — For All." 

Oop-pop-a-da ! 
Skee. Daddle-de-do! 
Be-bop! 



Salt' peanuts! 
De-bop! 



Langston Hughes 



£!!!! ™ ^^^^^^P^' l^iesday. February 15, 1977 ^^ Decisiofl Available Ofl 



False Fire Alarms: 
The Joke Is Over 



Additional Male Housing 



By DEBBIE WEBB 

Why Ijongwood is so lucky, no 
one knows. And if that's luck, we 
can well do without it. In 
contacting representatives of 
other colleges in the state, we 
find that we are singularly 
blessed in this area. The topic: 
false fire alarms. Having to pile 
out of your dorm at 2 a. m. in the 
rain because someone is having a 
little fun is not many students' 
idea of a good time. Aside from 
the inconvenience, there is a 
danger factor involved. When you 
have to quickly (but safely) go 
down 10 flights of steps for the 
third false alarm in one night 
(even in one week), tempers are 
hot and unfortunately, someone 
may get hurt. 

Longwood College supports the 
Code of Virginia concerning false 
fire alrams. 



"18.2-212. Calling 
summoning ambulance or 



or 
fire- 
fighting apparatus without just 
cause; maliciously activating 
fire alarms in public building. — 
Any person who without just 
cause therefor, calls or 
summons, by telephone or 
otherwise, any ambulance, or 
fire-fighting apparatus, or any 
person who maliciously activates 
a manual or automatic fire alarm 
in any building used for public 
assembly or for other public use, 
including but not limited to, 
schools, theatres, stores, office 
buildings, shopping centers and 
malls, coliseums and are as, 
regardless of whether fire 
apparatus responds or not, shall 
be deemed guilty of a Class 1 hi 
misdemeanor. (Code 1950, 18.1- 





412; 1960, c. 358; 1975, cc. 14, 15; 
1976, c. 75). The 1976 amendment 
made this section applicable to 
maliciously activating fire 
alarms in public buildings." 

If a student is caught or 
suspected of setting a false 
alarm, he-or she will be brought 
to trial before Residence Board. 
If found guilty, the student will 
face possible suspension from 
school. 

Most of you reading this article 
are not the ones guilty of these 
offenses. You, like a large 
percentage of the student body 
are tired of being awakened in 
the middle of the night for a bit of 
fresh air. If one of your friends 
wants to pull an alarm for a joke, 
please discourage them. You'll 
be doing all of us a great service, 



By LINDA CICOIRA 

With respect to the article in 
last weekiS Rotunda concerning 
the housing of upper class male 
students, Dean Heintz was 
questioned as to what 
consideration the matter is 
presently being given. It is her 
opinion that additional residence 
hall space may be needed in the 
near future for the male students. 
However, it is not known whether 
Cox or Wheeler will be 
considered. 

When asked what her view was 
on the hostility of some female 
students in these dorms, Dean 
Heintz concluded that their views 
also have to be considered. 

When questioned as to the 
possibility of an all male dorm 
she answered, it just isn't 
possible at this time. 

Three current residents of Cox, 
Maria Corbin Ann Foumier, and 



and perhaps keep someone from Lee Bruno, agreed in opposition 



being hurt. 

Unfortunately, most of the 
measures that could be used by 
the college to catch an offender 
are very expensive. If anyone has 
any suggestions on how to 
alleviate the 
contact either 

or Legislative Board. If we all 
work together, maybe we'll be 
able to sleep better at night — 
uninterrupted. 



of the idea, saying, "We don't 
want them in Cox, but we do 
agree that they should have 
living quarters on this side of 
campus. However, we women 
should have a choice between co- 
problem, please ed or an all girl's dorm and Cox's 
Residence Board choice is all girl's." Lee and Ann 
added, "Why can't the state do 
something about their lack of 
housing? They brought the guys 
here." 



Legislative Board Asks 
For Student Suggestions 



By DEBBIE WEBB 

Every three years, each 
organization on campus must 
have its constitution revised and- 
or revoted on by Legislative 
Board. The purpose of this is to 
delete any clause which is no 
longer applicable, and to add in 
any that have developed since the 
last revision. Legislative Board 
began its meeting, Monday, 
February 7, by approving the 
Lynchnos constitution as 
amended. 

Sophomore Katy Rafferty will 
act as chairman for the 
Organizations and Evaluations 
Committee, with freshman Pam 
(C.B.) Brown helping her. The 
new chairman of Help-Out 
committee is Kim Furbee. 

Student Government Day is 
tentatively set up for March 2 and 
3. More details will be given later 
as plans are finalized. 

Legislative Board is sponsoring 
one of its freshman 
representatives Debi Kinzel, for 
the Miss Longwood Pageant this 
spring. 

It is hoped that everyone 
attended their hall meeting last 
night. The purpose of the 



meetings was to get ideas and 
questions from you, the students, 
about things that need to be 
changed or revised. It is only 
through working together, with 
everyone's support, that changes 
can be made. 

Please don't forget about the 
Press Conference in the Gold 
Room Thursday, February 17, at 
12:45. Come armed with 
questions and-or ideas!! Here's 
your chance to find out. 

If you have an idea or 
suggestion and don't know who to 
give it to, use the suggestion 
boxes located around the campus 
(at the Information Office, the 
New Smoker, Dr. Willett's office, 
and by the Snack Bar). From 
there any suggestions will go to 
the proper authority, whether it 
is student or administration. 

If anyone has any suggestions 
for changes or improvements in 
Orientation, you can send them to 
Cathy Lowe, Box 576. 

Everyone is invited to attend 
any Legislative Board meeting. 
As always, they will be in the 
Reading Rooms in Lankford, at 7 
p.m. on Mondays. Hope to see you 
there! 




Make Carter's your 
headquarters for flowers and 
plants and out of town FTD 
orders. 



Slower ^no, 



arter 6 ^yiower 

On* Block From HoaplUl 

Corner Buffalo St. and Rt. 460 
Phone 392-3151 



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When asking another resident 
of Cox a different kind of reply 
followed. T. Jones said, "I think 
they have every right too. I don't 
think they should be confined to 
Frazier. It's degrading." 

Carol Lewis, former chairman 
of residence board and present 
residence of Cox said, "Let them 
come. If they have guys in this 
dorm I would want 24 hour 
visitation. I couldn't have that 
I'd rather let them stay where 
they are." 

Black Culture 

(Continued from Page 1) 

the "Longwood College Pointer 
Sisters," who made a vast 
attempt at being sexy. Sexy they 
were not, but funny they were. 

Many of the poems, reading 
selections and songs that were 
presented were very emotional . . 
. Jacqui Singleton sang two 
original songs, "Please Stay" 
and "Don't Let Me Alone 
Tonight," and as usual she 
received a hardy round of 
applause. 

Both events proved successful 
and entertaining for those 
individuals that participated and 
observed. A job well done! 

All students who participated 
in any way with the productions 
during the week are to be 
congratulated; your talent did 
not go unrecognized. 

Bob Dylan 

(Continued from Page 2) 
passages." And Ezra Pound's 
poetry was proclaimed 
"incoherent, the work of a 
madman." 

This slow acceptance is 
probably no surprise to Dylan, 
who has an acute sense of history 
and always plays his cards right. 
His songs are like a newsreel of 
the sixties and seventies, filled 
with the movements, fads, slang 
and personalities of the time, 
songs that were made to be 
examined thirty years after they 
were written. 

Dylan will most likely be a 
grandfather by the time they 
teach "Advanced Blonde on 
Blonde" at Oxford, but as he once 
said, "I'm still gonna be around 
when everybody gets their heads 
straight." 



Authentic 
Jefferson Cup. 





From the Stieff Bicentennial 
Collection. 

In 1810, Tliomas Jefferson 
designed a handsome, round 
bottomed drinking cup. He 
commissioned a Virginia 
silversmith to craft eight 
cups in silver lined with gold. 
Jefferson treasured them 
highly, and bequeathed seven 
to his daughter for hei 
children. 

Stieff faithfully reproduced 
the eight ounce Jefferson 
Cup (as well as two ounce 
miniatures), for you and your 
family. It is the only authentic 
reproduction available— truly 
something to treasure and 
hand down. 

In sterling (with or without 
gold lining) and pewter. 



$6.50 Each 






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The most popular new sandwich we've made! Wafer thin roast beei 
topped with a secret sauce and served with lettuce, tomato and potato 
chips 

HAM AND CHEESE 

The best ham we can find— topped with melted cheese and lettuce — 
served with potato chips 

BARBECUE 

Hickory cured, made by us, and served with a specially prepared slaw- 
potato chips 

BACON, LETTUCE AND TOMATO 

HAM, LETTUCE AND TOMATO 

CHICKEN SALAD 

EGG SALAD 

GRILLED AMERICAN CHEESE 

GRILLED PIMENTO CHEESE 

HOT DOG 

Our own hot dog served with chill and slaw 

POTATO CHIPS 



SOUPS 



BEAN AND BACON SOUP 

It is so great we serve It every day with one more favorite. Served 
steaming hot! So satisfying 

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392-4894 



The 



Rotunda 



VOL. LII 



LONGWOOD COLLEGE, FARMVILLE, VIRGINIA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1977 



NO. 16 



Longwood Instructor's Play 
Produced In D,C, 



By JACQUI SINGLETON 

Mr. Douglas Young, assistant 
professor in the Department of 
Speech and Drama here at 
Longwood, has recently had his 
play Miss Doris Anderson for the 
Works-in-Progress program at 
the Back Alley Theatre in 
Washington, D.C. The program, 
which started this season, 
consists of performances on week 
nights for an invited audience, 
community based organizations, 
artisits, and arts groups. 
Material performed consists of 
new plays not yet ready for major 
stage production, scenes from 
classical or contemporary 
repertory to "showcase" actors 
or directors, poetry readings and 
improvisational or developing 
materials from the Back Alley's 
teen acting company. 

Mr. Young's play, which was 
published in the Winter, 1974 
edition of Southern Theatre 
magazine, was the first offering 
under this new program. The 



play was based on an article 
written by celebrated columnist 
Nicholas Von Hoffman dealing 
with a real-life incident of a black 
woman caught in the throes of a 
bureaucratic society. We follow 
Ms. Doris Anderson through the 
bureaucracy as she is shuttled 
from office to office trying to 
abort an eviction. In her attempts 
she is dragged off to jail, 
sentenced before an "unhearing" 
judge and thrown into a mental 
hospital where she is kept busy 
scrubbing floors until she realizes 
that playing the game is the only 
way to survive . and keep a roof 
over your head. 

As for Mr. Young's opinions of 
the production, he finds that the 
comic treatment of the 
bureaurcrats is the only 
misinterpretation presented. The 
audience, who critiqued the play, 
were very supportive. However, 
they thought Miss Doris 
Anderson to be too naive for a 
thirty-five year old woman. Mr. 



Young states that because of the 
quality of the critics, and 
audience, the playwright could 
learn immensely and receive 
valuable experience. 

Mr. Young was a Shubert 
Playwriting Fellow at the 
University of Virginia in 1968-69, 
where two of his full-length plays 
received productions by the 
University of Virginia Players. 
He is a native of Sahsbury, N.C., 
and was a reporter for the 
Greensboro (N.C. ) Daily News 
before receiving his master's 
degree from University of 
Virginia. He is currently com- 
pleting his Ph. D in Theatre from 
Florida State University. He has 
had plays produced in Denver, 
Colorado, and by the Theatre 
Wagon Repertory Company of 
Virginia. 

I'm sure we would like to 
extend our hardy congratulations 
to Mr. Young and wish him much 
future success with his 
playwriting pursuits. 




Photo Lori Felland. 



MR. DOUGLAS YOUNG. 



Male Housing Dominates 
Press Conference 



By BILLY ROGERS 

Dr. Willett held this semester's 
second press conference last 
Thursday, Feb. 17. Linda 
Crovatt, Legislative Board 
Chairman, opened the conference 
by presenting a list of questions 
compiled by the students to Dr. 
Willett. With the exception of the 
question of male housing, the 
questions and answers were a 
repetition of earlier press 
conferences. 

Male housing on campus 
seemed to be the highlight of the 
hour long discussion. Dr. Willett 
seemed open for opinions as to 
where the male population should 
reside next semester. Several 
people, both male and female, 
voiced their ideas and it seemed 



that each had his or her own plan 
as to which cubby-hole the males 
should occupy next. Dr. Willett 
was uncharacteristically 
attentive throughout the 
discussions. Some of the male 
dorm students present from Tabb 
expressed the opinion that next 
year they would like to occupy 
French Dormitory leaving Tabb 
and South Cunningham open for 
incoming freshmen. Most of the 
male freshmen on campus now 
take distaste in the idea of 
moving to Frazer. 

Another plan expressed by the 
men would place the upcoming 
upperclassmen in Cox and-or 
Wheeler. Some of the females 
present looked unfavorably upon 
the idea of m.ales moving into Cox 
because, in their opionion, the 
females should have the option of 



moving into a single sexed dorm. 
Presumably these females forgot 
that Curry, Stubbs, French, N. 
Cunningham and Main 
Cunningham would remain single 
sexed. 

Also there was a long 
disertation by a male day student 
suggesting that the males are 
trying to exercise their right to 
get a foothold in every dorm. Dr. 
Willett quickly dispelled this idea 
saying that none of the male 
dorm students on campus had 
expressed this or any related idea 
to that effect. 

The only other new item of any 
interest brought out at the press 
conference was the 

determination that drinking in 
the hallways and chapter rooms 
is not against the Virginia Code, 
but against college policy. 



/ Dr. Hansard To Lecture \ 

In Jeffers Thursday 

By SANDY WILLIAMS 

Dr. Sam L. Hansard, professor of animal nutrition at the 
Comparative Animal Research laboratory at Oak Ridge, 
Tennessee, will speak on fetal-maternal mineral nutrition this 
Thursday, February 24, in Jeffers Auditorium at 7:00 PM. 

On August 17, 1976, Dr. Hansard received the coveted 
Morrison Award which is presented annually to a member who 
has made outstanding contributions to animal science through 
research and teaching. In the forty year history of the award, it 
was only the second time it had been given to a southern 
scientist. 

Dr. Hansard has also particiapted in several international 
symposiums, received numerous awards, and written more 
than 300 articles for publication in scientific journals. 

Sophomores Invite You 
To Sophomore Weekend 




By MARY LOUISE FARRIS 

(iood times are coming when 
the Class of '79 and their friends 
get together during Sophomore 
Weekend! Erin l^e and Kathy 
MuUooly, co-chairmen for 
Sophomore Weekend have been 
hard at work, along with other 
sophomores, in order to bring the 
best Sophomore Weekend ever. 

Sophomore Auction, on Wed., 
Feb. 23, is only the start of much 
sophomore activity. Cinda Holt 
and Jackie Page are co-chairmen 
of this event. The auction will be 
a great place to get good buys on 
baked goods, souvenirs, and 
crafts, so everyone will want to 
be present when the selling starts 
at 7:30 p.m. in the ABC rooms of 
Ixinkford. 

F'riday night means the week 
end is here and the Sophomore 
are planning to do it up right! A 
mixer will be held in the Gold 
Room and the ABC rooms of 
Ixinkford, Fri., Feb. 25 from 9 
p.m.-la.m. The band will be 
"Casper" from Richmond 
featuring a wide variety of music 
including selections from the 
Beatles, Linda Rondstat, K. C. 
and the Sunshine Band, and 
many others. Admi.ssion is $1.00 
with Ix)ngwood l.D. and $1.50 
with other I.D.'s. 

Saturday, Feb. 26 a concert 



featuring "Warren and Bodle" 
and "Allwood Ark" will bv held in 
the Gold Room. "Wjirren and 
Bodle" were at Orientatioti this 
pa.t summer and luive been 
requested by many who heard 
them then. Tliis concert is being 
held in cooperation with S-UN, 
and promises to be an 
entertaining evening. The 
concert will be held from 7:30 - 
11:00 p.m. and co.sl will be $1.(K) 
with l.D. 

A Sophomore Open Hou.se for 
Parents and h'nerids is being 
planned for Sunday, Feb. 27, iii 
the Commons Hoom. All 
.sophomores are invited to bring 
their parents and friends for an 
afternoon of original talent 
provided by our own sophonlores. 
Coffee and cake will Im; .served 
from 1:30-3:00 p.m. 

Sophomores are urged to 
volunteer for helping out with 
work at the mixer or concert. 
Kvery sophomre is needed to 
make Sophomore Weekend a 
success. Also any sophomores 
interested in being in the Open 
Mike Entertainment for the Open 
Hou.se on Feb. 27 are encouraged 
to work up their acts. Contact 
Kathy IVlullooly or P'.rin Ix-e for 
more information, (let ready 
'cause Sophomore Weekend and 
good times are coming! 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 22, 1977 




Photo Lori Felland. 



DR. MICHAEL LUND. 



South Atlantic Bulletin 
Publishes Work By Dr. Lund 



By BRIDGET SCHERZ 

Dr. lAind, professor of English 
hero al Eongwood, has had his 
first article "Isabella and the 
House of Esmond" accepted to be 
published in the "South Atlantic 
Bulletin". The article, tentatively 
slated for the magazine's .spring 
issue, explores the question of 
truth in fiction through consi- 
deration of narrative point of 
view and character geneology in 
William Makepeace Thackeray's 
novel THE IHSTOKY OF 
HENHY ESMOND. 

HENRY ESMOND, a 
historical-romance set in the 
early 18th century, is presented 
through the memoirs of Henry 
Esmond written in his retirement 
estate in Virginia as he looks 
back acro.ss time and an ocean to 
his life in England. The a.spects of 
birth and lineage in the novel 
provide a firm situational lattice 
on which Thackeray entwines the 
individual circumstances and the 
characters' rcactuMis to them. 
Ilenr>'s confusion in love of 
both his aiuit and his cousin, his 
(lis((»verN of his legtiiiiacy and 
consequent uiheritance. and his 
mvolvi'ment in the Esmond 
political iradilion of aiding the 
Stuarts all indicate the 
importance of geneology as a 
supportive, organizational 
struilure. Esmond, as the 
narrator, realizes, at least to an 
exieiil. ihe impact that his 
descendance has upon the nature 
and course of involvements in his 
iile and attempts to disengage 
bim.self from the family ground. 
After his cou.sin Beatrix runs off 
with ".lames 111", the young 
Stuart pretender Esmond hoped 
to install on the throne after the 
old queens anticipated demise. 
Esmond denounces Beatrix and 
the .lacobite political cause. He 
relinquishes his inheritance as 
Lord of Castlewood, pledges 
lum.self to his Aunt Rachael and 
leaves with her for America with 
the intention of leaving his legacy 
behind. 

Thackeray .scatters the facts 
ami relationships of the Esmond 
fanuly through the novel. Dr. 
Lund gathered and arranged 
these facts chronogically 
(historical-political data) and 
geneologically (Esmond family 
tree) to check the accuracy of 
Esmond's narrative. The 
element of truth in narration isn't 
as large a problem in works 
related by onmiscient or multiple 
narrators. The omniscient 
narrator, by definition, is the 



Music Is More Than Sound. 
Music Is Also Sight^^ 



novel's assumed vehicle of truth. 
In a novel of many narrators the 
t ruth is .sought by superimposing 
the various accounts, getting a 
composit picture of what 
happened. 

The problem in HENRY 
ESMOND is that Esmond himself 
is the only .story teller. By 
a.s.sembling a concrete standard 
of measurement, the P^smond 
family tree. Dr. Eund was able to 
make certain grounded 
ob.sei'vations about the character 
of Henry E.smond. 

The English Victorian 
eon.sciousness of birth, observes 
Dr. I,und, stems from the fuedal 
order. This concern for lineage is 
evolving with the emergence of 
the middle class. Thackeray 
picks up this theme here, in the 
process of transition, looks at 
lhe.se inherant forms and the 
extent to which they govern 
Victorian life. "The heritage of 
Ihe "house" becomes the 
eml)odiment of this question — 
will it be torn down and rebuilt or 
simpl> patched on to?" Dr. Lund 
teels that it is not just the 
"hou.se" itself but an inheritance 
of a frame of mind and social 
cu.stoms. Henry Esmond realizes 
enough of the impact of his 
lineage to move to America. 
What he doesn't see is that he 
cannot fully escape his legacy — 
in transplanting himself he has 
taken, in his own sense of 
"Esmond", a branch of that 
heritage of the parent tree. 

Dr. Lund pursued his A.B. at 
Washington University in St. 
1 -ouis and continued his studies at 
Emory University receiving both 
his MA. and Ph. D. degrees 
there. His interest in Dickens and 
Phackeray began, in fact, in 
graduate school. He sees an 
important connection between 
philosophical questions of our 
lime and those of the Victorian 
Era. It is almost as if by self- 
consciously asserting our 
■progressiveness" by 
diassociation from the Victorian 
period, we overlook one of our 
.strongest identities with it. "In 
many ways" says Dr. Lund, 
"19th century Elngland is 20th 
century America. By considering 
problems Victorians 
had with their past we get some 
insight into our own age.. 
Problems of our age have 
become so complicated and 
involved that the search for a 
solution can be seen in simplier 
terms of an earlier age." 



By IKE R. STONEBERGER 

"Notation is my life's blood," 
says Dr. James McCray, 
Chairman of the Longwood 
College Department of Music. 

Talking with him in his 
office, he said, "I have always 
been interested in how other 
people (composers) try to 
communicate with their music. 
As a conductor, I'm trying tc 
recreate what others hav( 
composed." 

And it seems that musica 
notation is the key element o 
communication from compose 
to conductor to chorus. 

Those who attended th 
Faculty Colloquium Series las 
Wednesday, February 16, i 
Molnar Recital Hall, gained 
better understanding of Dr 
McCray's involvement i 
musical notation as some 6 
faculty members, students, an^ 
other colleagues learned a lesson 
in "New Choral Notation of the 
Twentieth Century." 

Believing that "every 
civilization is the synthesis of 
Man's conquest of life," Dr. 
McCray is a man who looks at 
choral music as another form of 
communication by which man 
tells his own story. 

McCray says, "Music is more 
than sound. Music is also sight." 
To exemplify this statement, the 
audience was treated to 
performances which illustrated 
the nature of Twentieth Century 
choral notation. 

Sophomores Kenita Walker and 
Audrey P^vans sang "Duet for 
Two Cats" by Rossini 
(accompanied by Sophomore 
.lanet Ramsey). With a text 
which consisted entirely on the 
word "MEOW," Walker and 
Evans demonstrated how 




Photo Barbara Stonikinis 



DR. JAMES McCRAY 



vocalists may produce the sounds 
of cats, taking direction from the 
musical notation. 

Dr. McCray's Freshman 
Theory class performed the piece 
"Sound Patterns" by Bernard 
Brands. With sighs, whispers, 
pops and other sounds which may 
be politely categorized as noises, 
the choral group ".sang" their 
way through another 

characteristically modern choral 
arrangement. 

In defense of his "multi- 
media" technique used in most of 
his choral concerts, Dr. McCray 
.says that one "must not negate 
the element of space." A choral 
concert under his direction may 
involve choreography, slides, or 
percussion. 

"That which separates music 



from the other arts," says Dr. 
McCray, "is the element of 
time." We learned that it is 
perhaps the only distinguishing 
characteristic, however, after 
the demonstration Wednesday 
night. 

"Music is like reading a 
murder mystery," he says. "You 
don't know what's going to 
happen until the story is over. 
The conductor, the chorus, and 
the audience need to know what is 
going to happen. And that is the 
purpose of notation," he adds. 

With this "master teacher" 
composing, conducting, and 
teaching at Ivongwood College, 
we must agree with Dr. Wells, 
who said, "Dr. McCray is the 
epitome of what we mean by 
quality education." 



New Ad Hoc Committee 
To Review Exam Policies 



By MARY LOUISE PARRIS 

Exams! Seems like everyone 
has something to say about them 
and now there is the Ad Hoc 
Committee to do something about 
them. Dean Carolyn Wells 
formed the Ad Hoc Committee to 
study the l.«ngth and Nature of 
the Examination Period because 
examination policies haven't 
been studied since May 1967. The 
committee held its first meeting 
meeting February 3, 1977. Dean 
Wells opened this meeting by 
stating that the length of the 
exam period was to be the main 
thrust of the committe's work but 
she hoped the committee would 
feel free to explore other changes 
in the exam period. 

Since that first meeting of the 
Ad Hoc Committee on Exams, 
both faculty members and 
students have been asked to 
contribute their suggestions 
about the length and nature of the 
examination period. These 
suggestions will be compiled and 
discussed at the next committee 
meeting on February 24, 1977. 

Dr. Massie Stinson, chairman 
of the committee explained the 
concern about the length of the 
exam period. He said that since 
the last examination study in 
1%7, Longwood has gone to a fall 
semester that starts in August 



and ends in December instead of 
January and also a shorter spring 
semester from Jan. to May. This 
change has resulted in a problem 
with the college calendar in 
getting enough teaching days. 
Presently there are 13' 2 weeks of 
teaching days, whereas prior to 
the change to the August- 
December fall semester and 
January-May spring semester 
there were W-i to 15 weeks of 
teaching days. Therefore, the 
committee is examining the 
question of shortening the exam 
period and other alternatives in 
order to add more teaching days. 
Dr. Stinson also said the 
committee would look at the 
differences in the philosophies of 
what exams are all about (for 
example, some instructors give 
tests on the final section of class 
study, while others give 
comprehensive exams). 

Dr. Stinson said the committee 
hoped to submit its 
recommendations "possibly by 
the faculty meeting in April." 
The guidlines for exams are 
found in section 6.2 of the Faculty 
Handbook and^Dr. Stinson said, 
"The committee has been 
charged by the Dean to study 
this and to update the 
statement in the Faculty 
Handbook." Even if the 
committee's proposals on 
changes in the exam period were 



submitted by April, the changes 
would not go into effect for this 
semester's examinations. Any 
changes in examination policy, 
as any other policy changes, 
would have to be approved by the 
faculty, then Dean of the College, 
then President of the College and 
finally the Board of Visitors. This 
means the possible changes in the 
length and nature of the 
examination period would 
problably go into effect next fall 
or spring semester. 

Members of the Ad Hoc 
Committee to Study the Length 
and Nature of the Examination 
Period are: Dr. Robert L. 
Banton, Mrs. Sandra A. 
Bollinger, Dr. Mary G. Cristo, 
Dr. Elisabeth L. Flynn, Dr. Paul 
S. Hesselink, Dr. Leta J. Holman, 
Dr. Maurice P. Sneller, Linda 
Maxey (Sr.) and Mary L. Parris 
(Soph.). Each committee 
member would be willing to listen 
to suggestions pertaining to 
exams and bring them to 
committee meetings for 
consideration. The Faculty 
Handbook states in section 6.2, 
"Final examinations are a 
necessary and desirable part of 
the teaching process." So while 
the Ad Hoc Committee may not 
be able to get rid of exams 
entirely it may be able to 
somewhat shorten the process for 
all concerned! 



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Finalists Selected For 
Miss Longwood Pageant 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 22, 1977 



By LISA TURNER 

Preliminaries for the Miss 
Longwood Pageant are over at 
last, and twelve finalists have 
been selected. They are Susan 
Barker, Linda Chalkley, Terry 
Cochran, Dorothy Deane, Robin 
Havens, Gayle Hawks, Kathy 
Moore, Kathy Murphy, Kim 
Nickols, Cheryl Parks, Sue 
Seaborn, and Jeanne Webb. 

All of the finalists were 
supported by sororities. Tilsia 
Stephens, General Chairman of 
the Pageant, noted that many of 
the contestants are usually 
pledges for sororities. 

Tilsia said that the 
preliminaries went "extremely 
well. Everyone was very pleased 
with the outcome." She was 
especially glad as this was the 
first time that the preliminaries 
were held over two consecutive 
nights (last Monday and Tuesday 
evenings), and she hopes that the 

New Scholarship 
For Freshmen 

By BRIDGET SCHERZ 

Write on, Freshmen, because 
this semester your English 101 
compositions may have more 
potential than "just" making an 
"A". This year the family and 
friends of Nell Andersen 
Sprague, mother of Dr. 
Rosemary Sprague, are 
establishing the Nell Andersen 
Sprague Award, a prize of $100 to 
be awarded annually to the most 
outstanding Freshman English 
composition of the spring term. 

Instructors of the various 
sections of Eng. 101 will submit, 
at their own discretion, up to two 
papers per section which they 
feel are worthy of this merit. 
Names of both the writer and the 
instructor will be withheld from 
the entries to avoid any conflict of 
interest among the judges. 

The Reading Committee, 
formed in cooperation v/ith the 
English Department, will consist 
of Drs. Lund, Sneller, and 
Stinson. They will evaluate and 
chose the best paper whose 
author will be the recipient of this 
prize. Dr. Sprague will present 
the first award at Honors 
Assembly in April. The March 
25th deadline for submission will 
allow the Reading Committee 
ample time before the ceremony 
to determine their selection. 

The Nell Andersen Sprague 
Award is one of the few student 
recognition awards of this type in 
the state of Virginia. It will join 
the R. C. Simonini Memorial 
Scholarship in fostering student 
interest in the language arts. The 
R. C. Simonini Scholarship is a 
work-study program allotted 
yearly to an English major that 
provides up to $300 toward a part- 
time secretarial position in the 
office of the Virginia Association 
of Teachers at Longwood. 

The Spragues and their 
participating colleges are excited 
about this new award. Dr. 
Sprague feels that it will serve as 
an effective means of reinforcing 
the value of the extended 
Freshman Comp. course, 
providing a built-in incentive for 
all types of majors. 

So warm up those typewriter 
keys Freshman, because, this 
semester you have the 
opportunity to click-clack your 

way — if not into fame — maybe, 

fortune! 



Pageant committee will continue 
to use the more extensive 
preliminaries in the future. 

Jackie l^awter, who worked on 
the preliminaries with Gwen 
Haymaker, was pleased with the 
competition this year; she said 
that the girls were very talented. 

If Tilsia was pleased with the 
outcome, several of the finalists 
were even more so. While most of 
those interviewed admitted to 
having been quite nervous, they 
were also very excited. Most of 
the girls thought that the night of 
the talent competition was the 
hardest. The only person to 
disagree with this was Kim 
Nickols, who used to play the 
guitar for a singing group in high 
school. 

Many of the girls played 
musical instruments; some sang, 
some did modern dance routines, 
one girl gave a talk on 
Elementary Education, and one 
girl performed a rifle spinning 
routine. 



The finalists met with three of 
the pageant directors on 
Thursday afternoon to discuss 
the upcoming pageant. Sandy 
Williams is in charge of the 
production number, Pat Nuchols 
is producer of the pageant and 
Theresa Wood is the director. 
Their real work won't begin until 
the week of the pageant, although 
they have already begun 
preparations. 

The Pageant committee faces 
no enormous tasks in the near 
future. There are the usual little 
details to be taken care of, and 
the programs are due at the 
printer's at the beginning of 
March. They will feature the 
Judges' resumes and pictures, 
and short biographies 
accompanied by photographs of 
the contestants. An emcee from 
Richmond has already been 
hired, and the final judges have 
been selected, although their 
names are unavailable at the 
time. 




Stacy Waymack performs during Coffeehouse. Photo Nancy 
Cosier. 

Learning Opportunities 
Offered By S-UN 



By DEBBIE NORTHERN 

Have you ever wanted to know 
about all those assorted parts 
under a car's hood? Or how a 
solar heater and cooker are 
built? Well, now you have the 
chance to learn about these topics 
and several others during the 
Experimental College sponsored 
by the Student Union Feb. 21 thru 
March 4. 

The classes include items 
which are not usually taught in 
the college curriculum. Anyone, 
even persons not from Longwood, 
can participate. There is no 
credit offered, it is just for fun. 

So far five classes are being 
offered. Preparation For 
Marriage is to be taught by Jim 
Garrison and John Emmert. A 
basic course on Auto Mechanics 
will be instructed by Kevin 
Bedsworth. Only one class is 
scheduled for Solar Energy, but if 
there is enough interest, Fritz 
Reins will extend the course. Mr. 
Reins is also offering Organic 
Gardening. 



On Feb. 22 at 7:30 in the A. B. 
Rooms of Lankford, Classic 
Comedy Night will be held. It will 
feature three old time great 
movies, "The Adventures of 
Tarzan," a 1921 film with the 
classic Tarzan, "The Heart of 
Texas Ryan" which is a silent 
western, "Putting Pants on 
Phillip," a 1927 film starring 
Laurel and Hardy. Then on 
March 10 "Mark of Zorro" with 
Douglas Fairbanks and "Return 
of the Vampire" which is a 1943 
thriller starring Bela Lugosi will 
be shown. There is a small 
admission fee to see these 
entertaining films. Debra 
Barksdale is in charge of these 
movies. 

Donna Booth, Lisa Fellowes, 
and Robin Stark, who are in 
charge of the program, hope that 
many students and other 
interested persons will 
participate. This is your golden 
opportunity to learn something 
new and exciting. 




Finalists (standing 1. to r.) Cheryl Parks, Gayle Hawkes, Sue 
Seaborn, Kim Nichols, Deanna Deane. Seated (1. to r.) Robin Havens, 
Kathy Moore, Terry Cochran, Lindy Chalkley, Sue Barker, Jeanne 
Webb. Photo Lori Felland. 

Student Talent Featured 
At Coffee House 



By DEBBIE MOUL 
And MARGARET 
HAMMERSLEY 

The lights were off, the 
snackbar was packed and beer 
cans lay scattered on various 
tables. "All right Stacy!" 
Applause heightened and the 
audience was ready for Thursday 
evening's coffeehouse to begin. 
F^mcee Ann Johnson mounted the 
stage, "With no introduction 
needed, Stacy Waymack." Stacy, 
a freshman, was largely 
supported by her fellow 
freshmen. 

Stacy's performance was 
dominated by her original talent; 
she composed the score of 
"Instrumental," and the score 
and lyrics of "Bowling Alley 
Queen." "Bowling Alley Queen" 
was written about and dedicated 
to Stacy's roommate Cindy, who 
"has got an arm that's really 
mean." 

Stacy's soft and pleasant voice 
stirred the audience's emotions 
as she quietly .sang "We're All 
Alone," dedicated to Shawn 
Barrett. 

Talent abounded when 
freshmen Robin Rowen and 
Renee Roland performed a set 
together. In beautiful harmony 
the two sang Carole King's "Will 
You Still Ix)ve Me Tomorrow?" 
Individual talent emerged as 
both girls sang solo at various 
intervals during the set. Several 
songs performed were original. 
Robin's vocal expression and 
moving lyrics touched the 
audience as she sang "Standing 
Free." 



For an encore, following the 
audience's shouts of "IVIOHP]! 
MOHK!" the two girl.s .san^i their 
winning song for the Fteshinan 
Cla.ss Son^^ Contest. (It .seems 
ironical that the two would sing 
the lines "Whiit would you do ii 1 
sang out of tune, would you stand 
up and walk out on nu''"'i 

Mu.sical talent and wit both 
were revealed by freshman 
Charlie Ma.son. In a relaxed and 
carefree style he .sang a mixture 
of country, bluegra.ss and pop 
songs. Breakin^i into John 
Denver's ' '(J r andnia s 
Featherbed," he received hand- 
dapping accompaniment from 
the audience. He finished his .set 
with an original .song based on 
true experience, "The Grounded 
Boy's Blues." 

When it comes to Jacqui 
Singleton, what can you .say that 
hasn't already been said? 
Longwood just can't gel enough 
of her talent. Performing a 40 
minute .set. .lacqui .sang nu).stly 
original work. Although 
'Chri.stopher Robin" was not an 
original piece, her adaptation 
certainly was original. She ended 
her set with what she refers to as 
her theme .song, from "The Cla.ss 
of '88. •• 

Kelley Helm, .sounding a touch 
like Joni Mitchell, finished the 
evening with a variety of .songs. 
Her emotional lyrics dealt with 
personal relationships and 
friendships. 

Open Mike proved 

overwhelmingly successful, 
being enjoyed by ai'.ist ana 
audience alike. 



Experimental College Schedule of Events 
Feb. 21 - Mar. 4 

Preparation for Marriage, Jim Garrison and John Emert 
Honors Council Room 4:00 p.m. 

Feb. 22 "Conunitment in Marriage" 

Feb. 23 "Expectations in Marriage" 

Mar. 1 "Intimacy in Marriage" 

Mar. 2 "Conflicts in Marriage" 

Mar. 8 "Marriage Ceremonies" 

Solar Energy Work Shop, Fritz Reims 
location to be announced 1:00 p.m. 
Feb. 22 

Organic Gardening, Fritz Reins 
location to be announced 2:00 p.m. 
Feb. 28 

Auto Mechanics, Kevin Bedsworth 
location, time to be announced 

Classic Comedy Night, Debra Barksdale 
A and B Rooms, 7:30 p.m. 
Feb. 22 
Mar. 10 

Bop Workshop, Sandy Haga and Dana Overstreet 
location, time to be announced 



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THE ROTUNDA, Tuesday, February 22, 1977 



FROM THE EDITOR . 



H-SC Imposes Themselves /^ 



With the number of available outlets through 
which students can voice their opinions, suggestions 
and complaints, the prevailing tone of voice is still one 
of discontent. There are various outlets available, and 
they were created specifically for the student. 

Every week The Rotunda prints minutes of 
legislative board meetings. At the close of each article 
Debbie Webb announces the location and time of the 
next meeting, and invites all to attend. Legislative 
board meetings are not closed, that in fact would 
defeat the entire purpose to obtain student input. For 
legislative board to effectively work for the students it 
must hear from the students and no one can honestly 
complain that he was uninformed of the open invitation 
and meeting times. 

Residence board meetings are also open meetings. 
The board meets every week in a different location. A 
schedule of meetings times and locations have been 
posted on every floor in every dorm and elsewhere 
around campus. Students are free to participate in any 
discussion that arises during meetings. 

Should students be unable to attend board 
meetings, but have something specific to say to the 
board chairmen, Linda Crovatt and Sara Jo Wyatt are 
available daily at 1:00 at the head table in the dining 
hall. Other board representatives may also be 
available. The purpose of head table to have various 
student leaders together at one time and available to 
the student body. 

For problems concerning the general state of 
affairs at Longwood, the student liason committee 
meets with the Board of Visitors twice each semester. 
The comm.ittee members are appointed, but that does 
not stop students from confronting them with ideas. 
The committee needs to be aware of the concerns of 
students to present those concerns to the Board. 

The one outlet which is probably used the least is 
the Press Conference. Press Conferences are always 
announced ahead of time and scheduled in a time slot 
when no classes are held. The time is deliberately 
designed as such so that the greatest number of 
students will be available to attend. Such an event 
allows the student to pose questions directly to 
President Willett or to other administrative persons 
present. In answer to the complaint that nothing is 
over said at Press Conferences, yes, sometimes this is 
true. In solution to this problem, there would be 
something said if the students who have something to 
say would attend. 

The Rotunda also lends itself to the comments of 
students. The space available for Letters to the Editor 
is done so specifically for use by students. Students 
may air opinions on issues contained with the paper, or 
issues which they choose to bring up. 

Instead of gripping to yourself and complaining 
about all the inadequacies at Longwood it would be 
more advantageous to use that energy to present ideas 
to the proper people at the proper times; there are 
certainly the opportunities to do so. 



It's too bad that the girls at 
, Ix)ngwood College can't have a 
closed keg party on their hall 
without the H.S. boys feeling left 
out. It is understood that on those 
cold and lonely Saturday nights 
the H.S. boys need something to 
do, but to come in force and in- 
vade a girl's hall, spitting and 
fighting, and throwing beer; 
really fellas. 

It i.s also understandable that 
when a small elderly lady greets 
them at the door that their 
masculinity is immediately 
threatened. Of course the boys 
had no recourse, being backed 
into a comer by Miss Marshall, 
than to get belligerent, but then 
Miss Marshall would not be in the 
positon she's in if she had not 
seen a little immaturity now and 
then. It is a shame that the 




spoiled little brats at H.S. have 
lost all of their privileges at H.S. 
and now they intend to see that 
Ix)ngwood loses theirs. 

With the upcoming arrival of 
Mr. Bunting to Hampden-Sydney, 
it shall be interesting to see if he 
will indeed retain the H-S 
"Christian character" (quoted 
from Randy Evans' "Excited 
About Virginia Return" in the 
February 11 issue of The Tiger). 
If last Saturday evening's 
performance is an example of the 
Christian character which H-S is 
so proud of, it should be hoped 
that Mr. Bunting can influence a 
change in character rather than 
to retain such character. For 
Ix)ngwood's sake may it be hoped 
that a "new spirit" is truly on the 
way to H-S. 



LETTERS TO THE EDITOR 



MALE SUPPORT 



Dear Editor, 

I would like to say something in 
favor of our Ix)ngwood men. I 
was walking to class the other 
day and saw a sign hanging from 
Main Cunningham's Annex. It 
concerned the basketball record 
of the Men's Basketball Team 
and was very harsh and 
degrading. In my opinion, those 
guys need our support, not our 
criticism. They are doing well 
considering it is their first year 

together, not to mention that 
none of them are on a basketball 
scholarship nor came here 
intending to play sports. Perhaps 
if more of the student body 
attended the games, this would 
encourage their performance. It 
is sad that some people cannot 
overlook their own pride and 
resentment, and be considerate 
of other's feelings. 

Also, I would like to remind all 
of us that each student at 
Longwood pays the same tuition. 
We are all equal. Just because 
this was a female college, does 
not give the girls in this school a 
right to feel superior. If one 
exercises a mature attitude, the 
men and women on this campus 
can live in the same dorm without 
conflict. As a resident of Frazier, 

1 speak from experience. 

Valorie Peters 
Liz Robertson 



IMMORALFTY 



Dear Editors, 

In the past few issues of The 
Rotunda the topic of President 
Carter's amnesty to draft 
dodgers has been discussed. It 
seems that the freshmen boys are 
of the opinion that every 
American male has the duty to 
put his life on the line for every 
battle, skirmish, or "war" any 
where in the world. It does not 
matter whether or not the people 
of the country have asked for help 
to save their "democracy" or 
that Congress does not feel the 
incident is important enough to 
be classified above advisory 
capacity. 

The last time anyone in this 
country fought for "the freedom 
he has in this country" was 
during World War II. It just so 
happens that my father served 
during that war along with the 
"Police Action" of Korea and the 
"Military Advisement" in 
Vietnam (twice). To this day he 
still can't understand what the 
HELL we went to Korea or 'Nam 
for! 

The only true accomplishment 
of Vietnam was the death of 
many young men. If that is what 
these "boys" want to praise I 
think they need to reassess their 
values of life. 

The draft ended the year that I 
was eligible and my number was 
109. If the draft hadn't been 



mmentary 



Visitation 



ByTOMDEWITT 

One of the hottest issues 
going around the campus 
lately has been one which 
relates to the possible new 
visitation hours. It is to be 
hoped, that sometime in the 
near future, they'll be passed, 
but until that time they'll only 
offer new promise of change 
that may one day occur. 

Bud Adkins favors 24 hour 
visitation on weekends and 
likes the hours 7-11 p.m. on 
weekdays. He feels that the 
only flaw in the hours may be 
an invasion of privacy on 
those who don't favor the 
change. 

When asked why he felt this 
way he rephed, "It 's kind of 
hard for this campus to 
experience a change hke this 
.so quickly. Maybe, to be fair, a 
compromise could be reached 
where either a 24 hour 
weekend or 7-11 on weekdays 
system could be established." 

This seems to be the way the 
majority of the campus males 
see it, 24 hour visitation, but 
reached slowly so as not to 
throw the school in over its 
head. However, it's also not to 
be overlooked only because its 
existence is only within a few 
petitions. 

One possible idea for next 
year could be to convert the 
high rises (or just one) to this 
sytem. Then those that don't 
favor the ratification of the 
visitation hours can live in a 
dorm where the visitation 
hours weren't forced upon 
them because they con.sisted 
of a minority of the vote. 

Though the idea comes on 
thick and heavy and many 
have their opinions and hopes, 
24 hour visitation must first go 
through Residence Board and 
then to the Administration. It 
may be an issue or a 
possibility now, but only an 
idea later. 



recalled I would now be a citizen 
of Canada because I can't see 
that taking another human 
being's life is moral. No matter 
what the reason. 

Sincerely, 
Jim Peace 









noot 



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